I'm trying to phrase a sentence where I want to refer to the god and the devil/satan by using a combination of pronouns and adverbs rather than their names or nouns such as "good/evil", "divine power" or similar. It is important that the sentence is using the masculine pronouns, if possible. The sentence should begin with "Here it is close to both..." (as in, this place is vertically in the middle of god and devil)

This sounds best to me:

Here it is close to both him above and him down below.

Alternative that doesn't sound as good:

Here it is close to both him up there and him down there.

My problem concerns what combination of pronoun and adverbs to use. English is not my native language so this isn't very obvious to me.

Also, should I capitalize Him?

Any ideas?

  • Yes, capitalize Him. Your first version sounds best to me as well, but if you're going to say "Him down below" then I suggest you say "Him up above" instead of just "Him above." (Parallelism.) – William Bloom Mar 30 '15 at 8:54
  • Is there a huge difference between saying "Him up above/Him down below" or simply "Him above/Him below"? (and thanks for noticing the parallelism!) – hysteryteacher Mar 30 '15 at 8:58
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    If you would capitalize, then just capitalize the Him for God. – cнŝdk Mar 30 '15 at 9:18
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    Him and ɥim ... – Greg Lee Mar 30 '15 at 10:42
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    @tgm1024, Sorry to lose you. I expect little of moderators, myself. – Greg Lee Feb 16 at 16:33

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