his, her, hers, its
The doctor treated his or her patients with dedication. (A doctor can be male or female, so you must use both gender singular pronouns)
We are accustomed to using the first person pronoun “I” automatically, as it were, or almost unconsciously in daily life, convinced that we sufficiently know the meaning of it. But when we reflect upon it more attentively, it suddenly becomes clear that the pronoun “I” does not have as simple a meaning as we would think, but rather a doubled meaning that we hardly ever anticipated. The following is a rough phenomenological sketch of these meanings and of the ontological structure of the ego that reflects upon them.
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Subjective and objective pronouns are simply pronouns that occur in either the subject or the object of the sentence. Subjective pronouns tell us who or what the sentence is about. Objective pronouns receive the action in the sentence.
Sometimes, determining which pronoun we should use in a sentence can be a little confusing, especially when it comes to I and me. You might want to write:
A parody of classical forms and contemporary mores, this “short work for the lyric theatre” concerns the reign of haggard old “Mad Queen May” of England. Disguised behind a mask, the hag is actually the young and beautiful “Fair Queen May.” Her narcissistic and nearly naked young lover, the poet Dominique, can only begin his terrible poems with the pronoun ‘J.’ Queen May can only watch as revolt and anarchy bring her reign to an end, but she is energized by the arrival of a “Handsome Young Revolutionary” who steals into the castle to murder her. A campy frolic with touches of absurdity, The Pronoun ‘I’ ends with a mob scene and a lover’s embrace.
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I believe her parents bought her a boat.
While in an essay you would be discouraged from saying