with Cody calling him

lagoo

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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.
 

jutfrank

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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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