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    The following is a sentence that may or not be correct in its use of a pronoun.

    "I had spoken to she and her friend."

    Is (she) being used correctly?

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    Default Re: correct personal pronoun usage

    Quote Originally Posted by w_g_ehenderson
    The following is a sentence that may or not be correct in its use of a pronoun.

    "I had spoken to she and her friend."

    Is (she) being used correctly?
    That should be "her and her friend."

    You could say:
    She and her friend had been spoken to by I.

    You couldn't say:
    I had spoken to she.

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    Hi,

    No, this is not correct. You should use 'her'. It would be of course better if you used at least one name in such a sentence, for example, 'I had spoken to Lisa and her friend.

    A sentence, 'I had spoken to her and her friend' could be used if speakers knew who is being talked about.

    Iza

    Quote Originally Posted by w_g_ehenderson
    The following is a sentence that may or not be correct in its use of a pronoun.

    "I had spoken to she and her friend."

    Is (she) being used correctly?

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    Default Re: correct personal pronoun usage

    Quote Originally Posted by A.Russell

    You could say:
    She and her friend had been spoken to by I.

    You couldn't say:
    I had spoken to she.
    You can't say "by I". That should be "by me". The object of a preposition must be in the objective case. :wink:

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