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    lagoo is offline Member
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    with Cody calling him

    Hi, I came across the sentence below in a news report on the Mirror website:

    ‘Mr Hankin said: "A similar pattern ensued the next day with Cody calling him repeatedly and him not picking up.”’

    I have two questions regarding the “with” clause.

    1. If “calling” and “picking up” are gerunds, could I replace “Cody” with “Cody’s” and “him” with “his”?
    2. If those above-mentioned verbs are participles, why is “him” used here instead of “he”?


    Your prompt response would be highly appreciated.

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    Re: with Cody calling him

    1. Yes, grammatically you could but there's no need to.
    2. It's not correct to say he not picking up.

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