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4 Oct 2015 — A big fan


Which pronoun would you use?


John Oliver (comedian)

I am a big fan of his/him.

Select the options to read the feedback.  *an example of incorrect usage




I am a big fan of his.


I am a big fan of him.



I am a big fan of his movies.


I am his big fan.

possessive determiner (dependent) – my, your, his, her, its, their, our

possessive pronoun (independent) – mine, yours, his, hers, its, theirs, ours

personal pronoun (accusative/object) – me, you, him, her, it, them, us

Resources: Huddleston 472-4; Payne 8.3 "The GP Hypothesis", Swan 443, 405.