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    use of he or him

    If you have a sentence ________ and Ben ride the bus. Would you use he or him. I am trying to help my daughter with this and for some reason I can't figure this one out. Please help.

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    Re: use of he or him

    He and Ben ride the bus.

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    Re: use of he or him

    Sentences never ever start with "objective Pronouns" such as "him","them", so "He" is the correct answer.

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    Re: use of he or him

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    If you have a sentence ________ and Ben ride the bus. Would you use he or him.
    I have a trick I use and teach to my students about which type of pronoun to use in the above situation. Get rid of the "and Ben" and what would you say? "He rides a bus," of course.

    Another example: is it "Ben and me ride the bus?" or "Ben and I ride the bus"? You would know not to ever say "Me ride the bus." So the answer is obviously, "I ride the bus."

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