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Hi everyone.

Can someone give me several clear examples or just to explain when it's better to use she, he, I

and when her, him, me?

Which one of these 2 is the correct one?

Or if the both of them are correct, what is the difference betwen them and in what situation it's better to use the 1st example (using she,he, I) and when the 2nd one (her, him, me)?

1st 2nd

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That's what she said. or That's what her said.

That's what he said. or That's what him said.

I didn't. or Me didn't.

Thank you and have a nice wekend.
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First choices are the only correct ones because you should use the pronouns as subjects, not as objects as you did above in your examples.

That's what Jane/she said. These are her/Jane's words.

That's what Tom/he said. These are his/Tom's words.
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Hi EL

You need to have the subject form (she, I) in your sentences as you have a finite/main verb (said, didn't [say]). The controversy mainly concerns sentences like: It's I/me. Both are correct but no one says It's I.

Cheers
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Thank you very much for your explanations.
However I'd been confused with using of these personal pronouns till I found another one.

For those like me, I've decided to post it:

Is it "Kathryn and I go shopping." or "Kathryn and me go shopping." ?

The subject pronouns must be part of the subject of the sentence; this means that the pronoun performs the action, for example: "Kathryn and I go shopping." Kathryn and the speaker are performing the action of shopping, so they are the subject of the sentence.

The object pronouns always receive action. "The store fired Kathryn and me." Me is the pronoun in this sentence and is correct, as opposed to "The store fired Kathryn and I" because Kathryn and the speaker Emotion: it wasnt mehave 'received' the action of firing.
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English_LearnerHi everyone.
Can someone give me several clear examples or just to explain when it's better to use she, he, I
and when her, him, me?
Which one of these 2 is the correct one?
Or if the both of them are correct, what is the difference betwen them and in what situation it's better to use the 1st example (using she,he, I) and when the 2nd one (her, him, me)?
1st 2nd
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That's what she said. or That's what her said.
That's what he said. or That's what him said.
I didn't. or Me didn't.
Thank you and have a nice wekend.

That's what "she said" is definitely correct.

"Her and I went" is definitely wrong. "She and I went" is the correct way. You must use "she" - which is part of the subject - rather than "her" which is the objective case.

What I am questioning is the use of "that's him" or "that's her." It has become quite common, but the old way that was once considered correct is now treated as widely acceptable. The old way was "That's he" or "That was she" that I talked to. It is because of sentence construction, which is rather complicated for most people to understand, though I studied it in college. The question is more for people who are experts in English. "I didn't" or "she didn't" would be correct.


You see why it is confusing for learners of English. Upon reflection, I think certain rules need to change to accommodate the changes that have evolved in the language. But only certain rules that pertain to phrases still generally considered to be wrong, like "her said" or "her and I' or "her and me" said, or "Her didn't," or "Me didn't" say. You must still know the difference between subjective and objective when it comes to the subject of the sentence.

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