You should already be familiar with your subject pronouns (yo, tú, él, ella, Ud., nosotros, vosotros, Uds.), but did you know that when a pronoun is the object of a preposition, it will often use the same form as the subject pronouns, but sometimes, it will use a whole new form.

When yo or tú follows a preposition such as de, or para, you will need to use mí and ti respectively.

  • Mi madre siempre habla de mí. (My mother always talks about me.)
  • Este regalo es para ti. (This gift is for you.)

If yo or tú follows the preposition con, however, you will need to combine the two words and add the suffix -igo.

con + yo = conmigo, con + tú = contigo
  • ¿Quieres salir conmigo? (Do you want to go out with me?)
  • Ella va contigo. (She is going with you.)
Other subject pronouns do not change after prepositions. The object pronouns are the same as the subject pronouns.
  • Hablé con ella ayer. (I spoke with her yesterday.)
  • Llevamos un pastel para usted. (We brought a cake for you.)
  • ¿Quieres ir con nosotros? (Do you want to go with us?)
  • ¿Este regalo es de vosotros? (Is this your music?)
  • Compramos dulces para ellos. (We bought sweets for them.)

Exceptions: Some combinations of prepositions and subject pronouns can sound strange if you apply the above rules. When yo and are used with entre, excepto , incluso, menos , salvo, or según, you will NOT use or ti.

  • Es la diferencia entre tú y yo. (It is the difference between you and me.)
  • Según tú, es un buen hombre. (According to you, he is a good man.)

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Category: pronouns | Keywords: prepositions, pronouns, migo, tigo