Pronomina Object (He asked her/Let’s her, etc.) – Object pronouns/pronomina objek seperti me, him, us dan seterusnya adalah pronomina pelengkap penderita, yakni objek yang dikenai perlakuan bukan pelaku, dan posisinya tak lazim di awal kalimat.

Contoh 1

  • He asked her whether she was satisfied
  • He asked us whether we were satisfied
  • He asked me whether I was satisfied

Contoh 2

  • Let him accomplish the assignment at home
  • Let us (you and me) try to reach an agreement
  • Let her cook a different cuisine

Kata let (marilah/biarkanlah/izinkanlah) dalam konteks kalimat seperti contoh 1 dan 2 diatas selalu memerlukan adanya objek, khususnya object pronouns bukan subject pronouns. jadi, kalimat yang benar adalahLet her cook a different cuisine dalam arti, misalnya, Let Rita cook a different cuisine (Biarlah dia/Rita memasak masakan yang lain, bukan Let she….. (Baca juga: Pronomina Subject (It is he/it is you, etc.)

Selanjutnya, apabila jenis kelamin orang atau hewan tidak diketahui maka pronomina it sangat lazim dipakai. Contoh, Look at that long-haired child. Is it a boy or a girl? artinya, Lihatlah anak yang berambut panjang itu! anak lelakikah dia atau anak perempuankan dia?

Examples

Incorrect:

  1. She’s expecting another child and hopes he will be a boy
  2. The long-haired kid was so happy that his face lit up with pleasure
  3. he often helps my friend and I with our learning difficulties
  4. Do you really believe that I have blamed they for the accident?
  5. There is a brand new computer on the table. Does it belong to she?

Correct:

  1. She’s expecting another child and hopes it will be a boy
  2. The long-haired kid was so happy that its face lit up with pleasure
  3. he often helps my friend and me with our learning difficulties
  4. Do you really believe that I have blamed them for the accident?
  5. There is a brand new computer on the table. Does it belong to her?

Exercise

Put the underlined object pronouns into correct forms if necessary.

  1. My phone is ringing. someone must be calling I now
  2. If you had seen me two days ago, I could have lent you some money
  3. Was it he who asked she whether she needed a help?
  4. She didn’t tell his that she needed an aid
  5. Let he and her promise not to quarrel about such unimportant matters anymore
  6. Her husband was used to telling she lies
  7. She said to he, “Would you please not tell me a lie”.
  8. He told hers that he promised to be an honest man
  9. He also said to she, “Honesty is the best policy”
  10. Most people believe that sincere fasting can make we honest as well as patient.

Sumber: Muhibbin Syah. Cara Mudah Menerapkan English Grammar Kaidah & Latihan untuk Rujukan Belajar Sendiri. 2006. PT Raja Grafindo Persada, Jakarta