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    Question why object pronoun?

    In this sentence "There is not between HIM and HER" why we can't use "he and her" ? what is the subject of sentence?

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    Default Re: why object pronoun?

    First of all, your sentence does not have a subject.


    "There is not between him and her." There cannot function as the subject.

    If you meant "This is between him and her." Then this is the subject and him and her are objects of the preposition between.

    He and she are the subject forms of these pronouns.
    Him and her are the object forms.

    "She and he made room on the bus for him and her."

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    Default Re: why object pronoun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Loiraci View Post
    In this sentence "There is not between HIM and HER" why we can't use "he and her" ? what is the subject of sentence?
    In other words, to leave your example a bit more intact, you could add a subject such as 'relationship': "There is not any relationship between him and her".

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    Default Re: why object pronoun?

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    "There is not between him and her." There cannot function as the subject.
    Why not? "there" can't be used as a noun meaning "that place"?
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    "There is not between him and her." -> "That place is not between him and her." (but of course this sentence does not make much sense)

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