The use of different pronouns depends on the function they are serving in a sentence. While two or more pronouns may belong to the same category, they all are used in different contexts.
He and I or Him and I – Which is correct?
The right answer to the question would be the phrase “he and I” and not “him and I”. We use “he and I” because the pronouns he and I are both personal pronouns that act as subjects of a clause. That means they are subjective pronouns. On the other hand, him is a pronoun that is used in objective stances. Therefore, in case of him, we need to use “him and me” and not “him and I”.
The basic point is that he and I are both subjective pronouns that act as subjects in a sentence. They do something. On the other hand, the pronoun him is an objective pronoun, and it shows that it is being acted upon. So, two pronouns with different case form, him as an object and I as a subject, can never be correct.
- He and I will make the function stop. (Correct)
- Him and I will make the function stop. (Wrong)
- He and I wanted to see the match. (Correct)
- Him and I wanted to see the match. (Wrong)
- They talked to him and me. (Objective case)
- They wanted to meet him and me. (Objective case)
- They wanted to meet him and I. (Wrong)