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    Red face she and he is? she and he are?

    I am confused about what form of verb I should use after the conjunction "and".
    1. You and I am (are?) eating dinner.
    2. She and he is (are?) eating dinner.

    Also, "between" and "among" require objective pronouns. right?

    One more thing, what does "downsmanship" mean exactly? Can anybody give me some examples?

    I really appreciate for you guys' help!!

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    Default Re: she and he is? she and he are?

    Two people, so use 'are'. All prepositions take object nouns.

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    Default Re: she and he is? she and he are?

    Quote Originally Posted by dalgi1818
    One more thing, what does "downsmanship" mean exactly? Can anybody give me some examples?
    (neologism, definition taken from: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~kemmer/Word...gisms/n.html#o)

    One-downmanship context and source: 'White Sox fans have suffered longer than Red Sox fans without winning a world series. But Red Sox fans -- who think of themselves aggrandizingly as a Nation, not a family -- have suffered more grotesquely. This is a critical distinction in their game of one-downsmanship.'

    apparent meaning: To try to outdo someone else in a negative way

    dictionary entry: One-downsmanship n. the practice of out-doing another in a more negative manner or performing less well than another.



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