him [ weak ım, strong hım ] pronoun ***
Him can be used in the following ways:
as a pronoun, being the object form of he:
I don't trust him.
My sister plays tennis with him.
in a one-word answer or after the verb to be :
Who said that? Him.
I knew it was him as soon as I heard his voice.
1. ) used for referring to a man, boy, or male animal when they have already been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to:
Luke wants me to marry him.
Isabel admired her father she wanted to be just like him.
I'm expecting a call from Jake. That must be him now.
2. ) OLD-FASHIONED used in a general way for referring to any person:
Each patient should receive the treatment that the doctor thinks is best for him.
─ see usage note at HE
3. ) Him used in written English for referring to God

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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