the case of the pronoun. the most famous or infamous split infinitive
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- The Case of the Pronoun
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- The Most Famous or Infamous Split Infinitive.
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- To boldly go where no one has gone before!
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- Johnny threw the ball to Frank HE threw the ball to HIM
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- As a Subject Subjective Case I He She They We You
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- I had been writing an excellent draft of the Lord of the Flies essay when it was eaten by my dog. We had been writing excellent drafts of the Lord of the Flies essay when they were eaten by our dogs.
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- As objects of the sentence Objective case: Me Him Her Them Us You
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- I had been writing an excellent draft of the Lord of the Flies essay when it was eaten by her. We had been writing excellent drafts of the Lord of the Flies essay when they were eaten by them.
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- As the subject of the sentence you NEVER use the objective case. The teacher and (she, her) argued about the test grade.
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- If the pronoun is used as the object of a prepositional phrase, always use the objective case. A bond of friendship developed between Sarah and (I, me).
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- Everybody: singular Anybody, anyone: singular Neither (singular) Someone, somebody (singular) Nobody (singular)
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- Who /Whom Who is the subject Who does something Whom is the object of the verb whom has something done to it Who ordered the pizza with extra anchovies? I ordered the pizza. Whom did Antonio wallop? Antonio walloped me.
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- A trick Replace the who/whom with he/him and see which one sound best! I wonder who/whom will be at baseball practice today.
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- A trick Replace the who/whom with he/him and see which one sound best! Who/whom is that for?
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- Nathan wouldnt tell Miss Adelaide who/whom he invited to his poker game. Nathan invited only guys who/whom he thought played for high stakes.
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- Who, That, Which Who and whom refer to people That refers to things, animals, and people, but use who when referring to a specific person. Use which to refer to things and nonhuman characters but never people.
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- Lie and lay People lie on beds. He lies on his bed. A person picks up a dog and lays it on a blanket.
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- Lie: to rest Lie Today I lie in bed Lay (Yes, the past tense of lie) Yesterday I lay in bed. Lain Many times I have lain in bed. Lying Lying in bed all day is boring
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- Lay: to place something Lay I lay the book on the counter Laid Yesterday I laid the book in my coffee. Laid Many times I have laid the book in liquids. Laying Laying books in liquid is a bad habit.
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- Lie: to fib Lie Lied Lying
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