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Hello teachers

Please explain whether it should to consider a take subject or object form for pronouns.

I don't want anybody but SHE/HER working on this project

Here i think 'BUT' is a conjunction and hence SHE should be used here . But since 'Working' is a gerund here it should be possesive HER nt SHE. Which should i take ????

We scored as many goals as THEY/THEM .

here as many as is a preposition and hence it should be THEM because a pronoun after preposition takes an accusative form , but i know many of you would argue it's incorrect as we should complete the sentence to check which pronoun should be used . Well in this case i get THEY as pronoun because when i complete it i get

We scored as many goals as THEY scored

Nobody but HIM/HE was present.

here 'BUT' is a conjunction as it takes a verb after it and hence it should be HE not HIM

Rahul is as old as I/ME.

here i should complete the sentence and i get Rahul is as old as I am

but grammarians argue that it's a preposition an hence it should take accusative form i.e ME

Please elaborate more on this

Regards
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I don't want anybody but HER working on this projec. 'I don't want...her'. The pronoun as parallel to verb object.

We scored as many goals as THEY/THEM .-- 'As many as' is not a preposition, but both are acceptable, with 'they' even considered hypercorrect by some now.

Nobody but HIM/HE was present.-- 'But' is also a preposition, and the case of this pronoun can be interpreted either way.


Here is the Random House usage note:

"When 'but' is understood as a conjunction and the pronoun following it is understood as the subject of an incompletely expressed clause, the pronoun is in the subjective case: 'Everyone lost faith in the plan but she (did not lose faith)'. In virtually identical contexts, when 'but' is understood as a preposition, the pronoun following it is in the objective case: 'Everyone lost faith but her'. The prepositional use is more common. However, when prepositional 'but' and its following pronoun occur near the beginning of a sentence, the subjective case often appears: 'Everyone but she lost faith in the plan'.

Rahul is as old as I/ME.-- As with your other 'as...as' example, it depends on the grammarian. Some find 'me' to casual, while others find 'I' hyperformal.
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Thank you

Can you please elaborate more on 'BUT' as a preposition and as a conjunction
Mister Micawber

Nobody but HIM/HE was present.-- 'But' is also a preposition, and the case of this pronoun can be interpreted either way.



Here which one should we choose . My book gives HIM as the answero

Whether i should complete the sentence to identify pronoun or take preposition/conjunction case??

Regards

I can give you no more useful information than the usage note from Random House that I have already given you. Did you read that through? If so, what part did you not understand?
Hello sir

The sentence which you mentioned

Everyone lost faith but SHE(did not lose faith)

Everyone lost faith but HER

Here i didnt get which one to use .

How do i come to know if the word is conjunction or preposition.

Should i complete the sentence like We scored as many as goals as They (scored) or should i check if the word is a preposition or a conjunction to see which case should be applied

Can we sing as well as THEY/THEM (my book gives the answer as THEM)

You know that as well as I/ME (answer given ME)

We are not as rich as THEY/THEM (answer given THEM)

Book : Wren and Martin

What should I conclude???

Regards

Thank you for helping a lot
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