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    Nobody but me

    In Section 116 of his book "Practical English Usage" (3rd Edition), Michael Swan says, "Nobody but she..." (i.e., that the use of subject pronoun is possible before a verb) is correct, but in Section 429.2, he says that only an object form is possible in such constructions: "Nobody but me.."

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    Re: Nobody but me

    Does he give complete sentences we could have a look at?

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    Re: Nobody but me

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Does he give complete sentences we could have a look at?
    Section 116: "Nobody but she would do a thing like that." [Here, he says, "Nobody but her would do a thing like that" is synonymous with the earlier sentence, and is equally correct, albeit informal].

    Section 429.2:"Nobody but me knew the answer." [But here, he says, "Nobody but I knew the answer" is wrong]

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