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I"ve been told that "This is he" or "This is she" is correct, while "This is him" or "This is her" is not. For example:

Caller: Hello, might I speak to Bobby Tables?

Bobby: This is he.

Likewise, "We are we" is correct, however "We are us" is not.

On the other hand, you would say "I told him" or "I hate him" quite than "I told he" or "I hate he".

Why are linking(?) verbs and also activity verbs various in this regard?




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