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pronoun strong    him pronunciation in British English
/hɪm/ weak    him pronunciation in British English
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.
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    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.

    Isobel admired her father – she wanted to be just like him.

    I’m expecting a call from Jake. That must be him now.

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    old-fashioned used in a general way for referring to any person

    Each patient should receive the treatment that suits him best.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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