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What does 'him' mean? #1 (permalink) Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:15 am   What does 'him' mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #38 "Object Pronoun", question 1

So did you give the book to .........?

(a) his
(b) him
(c) he

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #38 "Object Pronoun", answer 1

So did you give the book to him?

Correct answer: (b) him
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What does 'him' mean? #2 (permalink) Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:29 am   What does 'him' mean?
 

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PRONOUN: The objective case of 'he'. 1. Used as the direct object of a verb: They saw him at the meeting. 2. Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered him a ride. 3. Used as the object of a preposition: This telephone call is for him. 4. Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's him.
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What does 'him' mean? #3 (permalink) Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:34 pm   What does 'him' mean?
 

PRONOUN: The objective case of 'he'. 1. Used as the direct object of a verb: They saw him at the meeting. 2. Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered him a ride. 3. Used as the object of a preposition: This telephone call is for him. 4. Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's him.

what means It's him ???
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What does 'him' mean? #4 (permalink) Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:56 pm   What does 'him' mean?
 

A: Look! Over there it's my old boyfriend.
B: Are you sure?
C: Oh yes. It's him. I'm sure of it.
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What does 'him' mean? #5 (permalink) Fri Sep 02, 2011 13:02 pm   What does 'him' mean?
 

thanks , but if I fill the test I will write " he is my old boyfriend .... Yes, he's . "

maybe i couldn't understand well ???
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What does 'him' mean? #6 (permalink) Fri Sep 02, 2011 14:25 pm   What does 'him' mean?
 

No, I don't think so, but I cannot be sure unless you write your sentences properly. Sentences start with a capital letter and end with a period, exclamation mark or question mark. Also, "He's" cannot stand alone without a predicate.
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What does 'him' mean? #7 (permalink) Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:02 am   What does 'him' mean?
 

I 'd like to discuss this, if it is possilble, thanks

A: Look! Over there it's my old boyfriend.
B: Are you sure?
C: Oh yes. It's him. I'm sure of it.

If I fill the test I will write such way ...

A: Look! Over there he's my old boyfriend.
B: Are you sure?
C: Oh yes. That is he. I'm sure of it.
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What does 'him' mean? #8 (permalink) Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:45 am   What does 'him' mean?
 

'That is he' should be 'that is him' if your wish to sound natural, but other than that your version is a correct alternative.
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What does 'him' mean? #9 (permalink) Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:06 am   What does 'him' mean?
 

Hi Lili6,

As was mentioned last week, the verb 'be' doesn't take a direct object but in ordinary conversation as in your example, it would be common practice to say: It is him. A good example of this is when you knock on someone's door and they ask who is knocking, you would invariably say: It is me/It's me and not 'It is I'.

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