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    tangelatm is offline Junior Member
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    Hello there!
    I was wondering whether the underlined word in the following joke is correct:"Do you know where little Johhny Locke lives?" asked a gentle-voiced old lady.
    'He ain't home, but if you give me a penny I'll find him for you right off," replied the lad.
    "All right, you're a nice little boy.Now where is he?"
    "Thanks - I'm him."
    2. Is this one correct :I have met him for a second time this morning.
    Thanks,
    Angela T.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    1 It's OK, though traditionalists would prefer 'I'm he', but the vast majority of users would use the object there.
    2 Yes

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    Default Re: Correct/wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by tangelatm View Post
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    2. Is this one correct :I have met him for a second time this morning.
    Interesting. "I have met him for a second time this morning" is right, as is "I met him [no "have"] for the second time this morning.

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