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Chapter 6. Woe Is I: Pronouns and Case > Head Case: The Three Cases - Pg. 58

Woe Is I: Pronouns and Case 58 Strictly Speaking There are only three contexts in which myself should be used: as a reflexive pronoun ("I fed myself "), intensifier ("I myself would never leave early"), and in idioms ("I did it all by myself "). Pronouns, on the other hand, have retained more of their inflections, and more's the pity. The first- person pronoun, for example, can exist as I, me, mine, my, myself, we, us, our, ours, ourself, and ourselves--11 written forms! Because pronouns assume so many more forms than nouns, these otherwise adorable words can be a real pain in the butt. You Could Look It Up Case is the form of a noun or pronoun that shows how it is used in a sentence. Case is the grammatical role a noun or pronoun plays in a sentence. English has three cases: nominative , objective, and possessive. Head Case: The Three Cases Case is the form of a noun or pronoun that shows how it is used in a sentence. English has three cases: nominative , objective, and possessive. The following chart shows the three cases.