As we all experience, the fundamental of a sentence is subject, verb, and object. Hence, it is imperative to understand the attribute of the Objective case.
There are a total of eight parts of speech where it comes after the verb and preposition.
Let me go:- In this sentence, the word “Let” is a verb, and “me” is an objective case of “I“.
He abused me:- Here the word “abused” is a verb and “me” is an object of “I“.
Talk to him:- Here the word “to” is a preposition and “him” is an objective case of “he“.
- You allowed him and me to go. (allowed verb and him and me is objective case)
- The man saved Johan and her. (Remember, name “Johan” is subjective case as well as objective case)
- He was laughing at you and me. (at is preposition and you and me is objective case)
- Divide the mangoes between Johan and him. (Between is a preposition and Johan and him objective case)
- He relies on me. (On is a preposition and me is an objective case)
- Let him speak. (“Let” is a verb and him is an objective case)
Similarly, with reference to these above sentences, we knew that the objective case appears after either a verb or a preposition.
Some more examples:
- She likes her mother. (like is verb here)
- She like me is intelligent. (like is preposition here)
- I came, but he left. (but is conjunction here and connecting two sentences)
- No one can help you but me. (but is preposition here, it means “except” and took object “me”)
- No one can help you except me. (same sentence as number 4 sentence)
- She looks like me. (Like is preposition here)
In contrast with the verb “be“.
As we learned that all verb and preposition needs or take objective case. But there is an exception with the verb “be” (is, am, are, was, and were). Instead of an objective case or object verb “be”, takes a subjective case or subject.
- It is I. (after the verb be “is” the subjective case “I” came)
- It was I who saved your life.
- Likewise, it is he who has brought this gift.
- Was it she who wrote that email?
- It will be we who will perform better.
- It was he who suggested us.
- I thought it was he.
- It wasn’t we.