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Subjects of sentences 2

Video: Emma Bryce and Karrot Animation with this Ted Ed (new tab) video to clearly the difference between "I and me" (and "myself") (Watching time: 2m:56s)

Instructions: Hover or tap the questions below to see the reason for the answers given in the quiz.

1. You and Pauline should ride with Jeremy and Scott, and then Nikki and Janine can travel with Maria and ______________.
Insert a (correct) pronoun into the space

me. ✔ or him/her/them ✔ ... any object pronoun.
Why: If you are putting a pronoun into this space, it must be an object pronoun as it is part of the object of this sentence... travel with Maria and me

2. At no point did Thomas and I give Jacinda our advice.
  At no point did Jacinda ask Thomas and me for our advice.
  At no point did Thomas and me give Jacinda our advice.
  At no point did Jacinda ask Thomas and I for our advice.
Select all and only the correct sentence/s from the list.

At no point did Thomas and I give Jacinda our advice. ✔
or At no point did Jacinda ask Thomas and me for our advice. ✔
Why: The first sentence uses Thomas and I in the subject position, as the appropriate first person subject pronoun. (Most people realise this).
The second sentence uses Thomas and me because me is the first person object pronoun. (This is the one that people frequently confuse).

3. No amount of negotiation is going to get _______________ in the same room together.
Select the most appropriate combination to complete this sentence.

my ex and me ✔
Why: The subject of the sentence is negotiation, the verb is is going to get, and so my ex and me are the objects. Don't forget, you need the object pronoun me in the object position.

4. The rain fell relentlessly on the troops below.
Who, or what, is the subject of this sentence?

the rain ✔
Why: English is a SVO language: that means subject + verb + object. The subject occurs before the verb and the object after it. Here the verb is fell and the subject appears before that... the rain. In this sentence, relentlessly is an adverb ... a word that adds extra information about the verb

5. * Although they are usually late, Tony and her got their application in on time. *
Select the correct version of this sentence.

Although they are usually late, she and Tony got their application in on time. ✔
Why: The verb is got, and you need the subject pronoun in front of the verb. The subject pronoun for third person singular (female) is she and Tony. (You could have had Tony and she as well, but it doesn't scan as nicely.