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    him vs he

    which is correct

    His enemies are just as powerful as him
    His enemies are just as powerful as he

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    Re: him vs he

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    which is correct

    His enemies are just as powerful as him
    His enemies are just as powerful as he
    The first "him"


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    Re: him vs he

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    which is correct

    His enemies are just as powerful as him
    His enemies are just as powerful as he
    Never use personal pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they) without following with a verb, that is, never use them at the end of a sentence.

    Moreover, "His enemies" are the subject of the sentence and therefore could be substituted with a Personal Pronoun, in this case, "They" whereas John (I'm referring to he/him to lessen confusion) is the object of the sentence, and can only be replaced by an objective pronoun (me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them), the case here being "him."

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    Re: him vs he

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    which is correct

    His enemies are just as powerful as him
    His enemies are just as powerful as he
    Both possible, but the second would be considered hyper-formal by most speakers.

    '...as he is' would be a more formal but generally acceptable alternative.

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    #5

    Re: him vs he

    Quote Originally Posted by LuciFerum View Post
    Never use personal pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they) without following with a verb, that is, never use them at the end of a sentence.
    Perhaps you mean "Never use personal subject pronouns ..." But:
    I use pronouns here, and so does he. Don't you?

    Moreover, "His enemies" are is the subject of the sentence and therefore could be substituted with a Personal Pronoun, in this case, "They" whereas John (I'm referring to he/him to lessen confusion) is the object of the sentence, and can only be replaced by an objective pronoun (me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them), the case here being "him."
    1. His enemies are just as powerful as he.
    This is a comparison. They are just as powerful as he is.

    1. is correct in traditional grammar, but is less used these days, because some people, like philo2009, think its old-fashioned, so they use 'him' instead.
    I would also choose 2 for speech, and colloquially.
    2. His enemies are just as powerful as him.

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