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    Infinitives and pronoun case

    The pronoun used after infinitive should be in the objective case, right?

    For example, "It ought to be her with whom you share your secrets, not me." is correct, while "It ought to be she with whom you share your secrets, not me" is incorrect.

    I wanted to ask whether words like "should be" or "might be" also count as infinitives I.e. do these follow the above rule?

    It should be she with whom you go to the party.
    It should be her with whom you go to the party

    It should be she who wins the prize.
    It should be her who wins the prize.

    I have a feeling it has more to do with the 'who' and 'whom' that follow the pronoun than the whole infinitive business.
    Nevertheless, it would be nice if someone can confirm it.

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    Re: Infinitives and pronoun case

    It has nothing to do with the infinitive.
    You share with her. You go with her.
    She wins.

    Pair "who" with "she" and pair "whom" with "her."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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