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    Proper wording: His or Him?

    *Which pronoun works better, or is the sentence just awkward and better scrapped?
    We had been rolling through the White Mountains for hours with his/him issuing these vague proclamations every seventy miles or so.
    The proper noun works fine in that slot, but I use it in the previous sentence and prefer to avoid redundancy. Thank you.

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    Re: Proper wording: His or Him?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyeye View Post
    We had been rolling through the White Mountains for hours with his/him issuing these vague proclamations every seventy miles or so.
    Arguments about this sort of problem have been going on for a century or more. My personal feeling is that, in this particular sentence, 'him' is acceptable, and 'his' sounds very unnatural.

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