Is "her" a possessive pronoun or an object pronoun or does it depend on the sentence it is used in? What are some examples?

1 Answer
Oct 2, 2016

It can be both possessive or object pronoun. See explanation for examples.


Pronoun her can be a possessive pronoun like in sentence:

Her house is very big.

But it can be also an object pronoun like in this sentence:

I cannot find Ann. Have you seen her anywhere?

In the first sentence her shows ownership. You can ask a question:

Whose house is big?

In the second sentence her is an object (a direct object to be specific). You can ask an object question:

Whom didn't you see?