He and I or Him and I

'He and I' or 'Him and I'? Is one of them the correct choice? Or they are both wrong? Let's find out.

"He and I" or "Him and I" in the English Grammar

What are their main differences?

'He' and 'I' is correct when used as the subject of a sentence, while 'Him and I' is grammatically incorrect because 'him' is an object pronoun.

'He' and 'I': Subject Pronouns

'He' and 'I' are both subject pronouns, i.e. they can both be only used in the nominative case and as the subject of a verb. Look at the example:

He is my father, Mr. Jerome Wicker.

I work at the City Bank.

Now, look at these sentences:

He and I are colleagues.

He and I went to a bar after work.

In the last two sentences, we have a combined subject (or coordinated subject) which consists of two subject pronouns joined by the coordinating conjunction 'and'.

Is 'Him and I' Correct?

'Him and I' is grammatically incorrect because 'him' is an object pronoun and it can only be used in the accusative case. So, you cannot use 'him' in the subject position in a sentence. The correct phrase to use when 'him' is the object of the sentence is 'him and me', as 'me' is the object pronoun corresponding to the subject pronoun 'I'.

The boss wants to talk to him and me. (Not him and I)

The teacher gave the book to him and me.

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