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We know that it was he. Is this sentence correct? Or should I swap 'he' by 'him'?

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  • Here are some posts that might help you. – Lawrence Aug 30 '17 at 13:32
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    Prescriptivists say nominative "he", but everyone else says accusative "him"! – BillJ Aug 30 '17 at 13:40
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"He" is correct under the classical rules of English grammar, but in modern, colloquial American English, "him" is the only choice that would not sound odd.

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