Subject vs. object pronouns Exercises in Indonesian language

In Indonesian, understanding the distinction between subject and object pronouns is crucial for constructing accurate and meaningful sentences. Unlike English, where subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, we, they) and object pronouns (me, you, him, her, us, them) are distinct, Indonesian uses the same pronouns regardless of their grammatical function. However, the context in which these pronouns are used can significantly alter the meaning of a sentence, making it essential to grasp how they function within different structures. This set of grammar exercises is designed to help you master the use of subject and object pronouns in Indonesian. You'll practice identifying pronouns in various contexts, constructing sentences that properly employ these pronouns, and understanding the nuances that differentiate their usage. By the end of these exercises, you will be more confident in your ability to communicate effectively and accurately in Indonesian, whether in written or spoken form.

Exercise 1

<p>1. *Dia* sedang bermain sepak bola di taman (subject pronoun for 'he/she').</p> <p>2. Buku ini milik *mereka* (object pronoun for 'they').</p> <p>3. *Kami* akan pergi ke pantai besok (subject pronoun for 'we').</p> <p>4. Tolong berikan kunci itu kepada *dia* (object pronoun for 'he/she').</p> <p>5. *Kita* harus belajar lebih giat untuk ujian (subject pronoun for inclusive 'we').</p> <p>6. Ibu selalu memasak makanan untuk *kami* (object pronoun for 'we').</p> <p>7. *Mereka* sedang menunggu di luar (subject pronoun for 'they').</p> <p>8. Saya melihat *dia* di pasar tadi pagi (object pronoun for 'he/she').</p> <p>9. *Kamu* harus menyelesaikan pekerjaan rumahmu sekarang (subject pronoun for 'you').</p> <p>10. Dia memberikan hadiah itu kepada *saya* (object pronoun for 'I').</p>
 

Exercise 2

<p>1. *Saya* suka membaca buku (Subject pronoun for "I").</p> <p>2. Dia memberikan hadiah kepada *mereka* (Object pronoun for "they").</p> <p>3. Apakah *kamu* sudah makan? (Subject pronoun for "you").</p> <p>4. Kami melihat *dia* di pasar (Object pronoun for "he/she").</p> <p>5. *Mereka* sedang bermain sepak bola (Subject pronoun for "they").</p> <p>6. Guru itu berbicara dengan *kita* (Object pronoun for "us").</p> <p>7. *Kita* akan pergi ke pantai besok (Subject pronoun for "we" - inclusive). </p> <p>8. Ibu saya membuat kue untuk *kami* (Object pronoun for "us" - exclusive).</p> <p>9. *Dia* adalah teman baik saya (Subject pronoun for "he/she").</p> <p>10. Anak-anak itu memanggil *kamu* (Object pronoun for "you").</p>
 

Exercise 3

<p>1. *Dia* sedang belajar di perpustakaan (subject pronoun for he/she).</p> <p>2. Saya melihat *mereka* di taman kemarin (object pronoun for they).</p> <p>3. Kami akan mengundang *kamu* ke pesta ulang tahun (object pronoun for you, informal).</p> <p>4. *Kami* suka bermain sepak bola setiap akhir pekan (subject pronoun for we, excluding the listener).</p> <p>5. *Dia* membeli buku baru di toko (subject pronoun for he/she).</p> <p>6. Tolong berikan *itu* kepada saya (object pronoun for it).</p> <p>7. Mereka memberikan hadiah kepada *kami* (object pronoun for us).</p> <p>8. *Saya* akan pergi ke bioskop malam ini (subject pronoun for I).</p> <p>9. *Kamu* harus makan lebih banyak sayuran (subject pronoun for you, informal).</p> <p>10. Mereka mengirim surat kepada *dia* (object pronoun for him/her).</p>
 

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