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Case assignment to conjoined nouns/pronouns [duplicate]

I suspect that this subject has been addressed already, but I've been unable to find this specific issue with the search terms I've used. My concern is the assignment of accusative (or objective, if ...
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How to determine when a noun is an objective genitive versus a subjective genitive? [closed]

St. Augustine writes in Soliloq. i, 10, as quoted in the English translation of St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica II-II q. 151 a. 3 ad 2: I consider that nothing so casts down the manly mind from ...
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How can we explain the objective case 'them' in 'I proved them wrong'?

(1) I proved them to be wrong. (2) I proved them wrong. In (1), the objective case them is explained with either Raising or Exceptional Case Marking. The case needs explaining because them is not a ...
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I, and I/me alone, did it all

I, and I/me alone, did it all. Which option, I or me, and why, should be used in a parenthetical like this one? Secondly, is it the same situation as in Me/I alone, I did it ?
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Objective vs subjective case

They came for her and me They came for her and i Which one is correct according to grammar?
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Are reflexive pronouns typically used in compound objects?

We can all agree that the reflexive pronoun in this sentence is necessary:I bought drinks for myself. However, I cannot seem to find a definitive answer regarding the following sentence:I bought ...
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I'm a stay-at-home person—but who <or whom> isn't these days? [duplicate]

Should I be using "who" or "whom" in this sentence? How would I form the deep structure of this sentence? Is it "These days, a stay at home person is not whom"?
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Should these sentences actually use 'whom' instead of 'who'? [duplicate]

I'm fairly confident that some of the grammatical advice I've been reading recently is arrant balderdash. It relates to the distinction between the ‘who’ and ‘whom’. I'm sure this is a classic case on ...
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Can there be two cases of pronoun in a sentence?

"She is doing her best to do the job" The pronoun "her" is confusing me, it could be either in objective case 'cause it acts as object complement or in possessive case 'cause it ...
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Pronoun Case: When I was a child, Grandpa was unhappy with (me/my) excavating his rose garden in the hopes of finding dinosaur bones

I was answering an exercise on the internet when i come across this question: When I was a child, Grandpa was unhappy with (me/my) excavating his rose garden in the hopes of finding dinosaur bones. ...
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Sentence starting with accusative case

"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad" In this sentence "whom" is used at the beginning where subject is normally placed, but why is it in accusative case? It's should be in the nominative ...
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"I'm not as good as him." versus "I'm not as good as he is." [duplicate]

Which of these sentences is more grammatical? "I'm not as good as him." "I'm not as good as he is."
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I don't care for him so much. But SHE, I care a great deal for [duplicate]

I don't care for him so much. But she, I care a great deal for. In this scenario, isn't it correct to say "She" rather than than "Her?" (ex: Her, I care about vs. She, I care about.) My wife ...
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Whether the word 'me'or 'myself' is correct?

Should I use me or myself in this: Happy teachers day to all of us … and a special mention to those previously/ currently in the teaching profession…. Fattubhen, nishrin Bhen, ...
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In a specific construction of the sentence below, which one should be use: he or him? [duplicate]

In a college exam reviewer, I encountered a sentence: I suspect the murderer to be him. I am confused about whether or not the objective him is the appropriate case to use there when it appears to ...
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How to avoid overusing 'the' in objective writing

I'm writing an experimental process description and I feel like i'm overusing 'the'. The plastic tube leading out the bottom of the Vayyar equipment (again the tube on the left) is fed through ...
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Subject/Object Confusion in The Silmarillion [duplicate]

In Tolkein's "The Silmarillion", page 216 of the chapter "Of Túrin Turambar", the following is written: "[...] this Wildman was the Mormegil of Nargothrond, whom rumour said was the son of Húrin ...
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We three or us three

Does the subject value in the following example need to be "us" or "we". Does it follow the same principle in pluralising the subject where removing one component isolates the correct noun? Dad and ...
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What is the possessive case and the objective case of "ye?"

I know very well that archaically, "thou" is the nominative case for the modern day "you" while "thee" is the accusative case and that there is no distinction between the nominative and accusative ...
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"Objective" vs "Subjective": what is the difference (really)? [closed]

I have trouble understanding the difference between these two words, especially when people use them while talking about aims and goals. Any help please?
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A particular occasion for the use of objective forms of personal pronouns

Everybody learns in school that in conventional spoken English one uses "objective" forms of personal pronouns (me, us, him, her, them) for "predicate nominatives" where some conventional formal rules ...
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To whoever wills ... Vs. To whomever wills [duplicate]

So, is it "whoever" because it is the subject of the predicate "wills", or is it "whomever" because it is the object of the preposition "to"?
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Which one is correct: I, I am, or me? [duplicate]

I am in a little bit confusion here. I was going through a blog article and I read He is more intelligent than me. I think it is incorrect. It should have been He is more intelligent than ...
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