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pronoun strong    them pronunciation in American English
/ðem/ weak    them pronunciation in American English
/ðəm/
Them can be used in the following ways:
as the object form of the pronoun “they”: I saw them.
after the verb “to be”: I’m sure it was them.
 
  1. 1
    used for referring to a particular group of people or things when they have already been mentioned or when it is obvious which group you are referring to

    They’ve taken their families with them.

    Sykes stole the paintings and then tried to sell them.

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  2. 2
    mainly spoken used instead of “him or her,” especially when you are referring back to a word such as “everyone,” “someone,” or “anyone”

    Someone called, but I told them to call back later.

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    See also they
 
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