Prepositional pronouns are the same as direct and indirect object pronouns. The difference is that they are used as the object of a preposition in a prepositional phrase. A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition and the noun following it. The noun is called the object of a preposition. Sometimes it is best to see examples to illustrate how these parts of speech fit together. In the following sentences the preposition is in italics and the prepositional pronoun is in bold.

  • I want to go to the game with them.
    • The prepositional phrase is “with them.”
  • She insists that I go before her. 
  • What will we do without him?
Last revised on July 3, 2019.