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I am helping a friend with english and I need to know when to use the word "them" and "they". Please help, I cannot find any resourses.
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shuz31 said:
I am helping a friend with english and I need to know when to use the word "them" and "they". Please help, I cannot find any resourses.
Thank you

"They" is a nominative pronoun (third person, plural); "them" is an objective pronoun (third person, plural).

"They is used as the subject of a sentence or clause; "them" is used as the object of a verb or preposition.

They are going to the park. (sentence subject)
The people vote for the candidate that they respect the most. (clause subject)

My parents gave a basket of food to them. (prepositional object)
I gave them my honest opinion. (indirect object of the verb)
We saw them at the theater. (direct object of the verb)
 
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