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    This is her or This is She?

    Hi,

    The following came up in a telephone conversation.

    Caller: May i speak to Angela please?
    Angela: "This is her."

    Is Her correct? Should it not be " This is she?"

    Could someone clarify please?

    Regards,

    Arun

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    Re: This is her or This is She?

    I am not a teacher, but the way I see it, the answer "This is her" is like saying "You are talking to her".
    I think she speaks of herself in third person, so "her" is an object and therefore is correct.

    Just my two cents.

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    Smile Re: This is her or This is She?

    Quote Originally Posted by greystroke View Post
    Hi,

    The following came up in a telephone conversation.

    Caller: May i speak to Angela please?
    Angela: "This is her."

    Is Her correct? Should it not be " This is she?"

    Could someone clarify please?

    Regards,

    Arun
    While on the phone, This is her says You are talking to her (to Angela), whereas This is she says She (Angela) is talking to you.


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    Re: This is her or This is She?

    Nicely explained mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraken View Post
    Nicely explained mate.
    Same here.

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    #6

    Re: This is her or This is She?

    It's like using the introductory it in cleft sentences:

    It's her (not she) that you're talking to.
    It's she (or her) that is talking to you.



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    Re: This is her or This is She?

    Quote Originally Posted by greystroke View Post
    Hi,

    The following came up in a telephone conversation.

    Caller: May i speak to Angela please?
    Angela: "This is her."

    Is Her correct? Should it not be " This is she?"

    Could someone clarify please?

    Regards,

    Arun
    A thread similar to this was posted a couple of weeks before.
    The correct responses are:
    1)Speaking.
    2)It's me/I.Angela.Speaking.
    When Angela is speaking ,why do you use 'she'(third person)
    Search:usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    Re: This is her or This is She?

    Quote Originally Posted by greystroke View Post
    Hi,

    The following came up in a telephone conversation.

    Caller: May i speak to Angela please?
    Angela: "This is her."

    Is Her correct? Should it not be " This is she?"

    Could someone clarify please?

    Regards,

    Arun
    Search:usingenglish.com forum It's me or I.
    Ronbee's response:It's me/I .Both are correct.
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    Re: This is her or This is She?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    While on the phone, This is her says You are talking to her (to Angela), whereas This is she says She (Angela) is talking to you.


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