An example of him used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "Jim loves chocolate ice cream; please give him some," which means "Please give Jim some chocolate ice cream."
Origin of himOld English him, dative of he, he, merged in sense with hine, accusative of he
pron.The objective case of he1.
- Used as the direct object of a verb: They saw him at the meeting.
- Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered him a ride.
- Used as the object of a preposition: This telephone call is for him.
- Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's him. See Usage Note at I1.
- Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: He bought him some new clothes. See Note at me.
Origin of himMiddle English, from Old English, dative sing. of h&emacron;, he; see ko- in Indo-European roots.
(personal pronoun, objective case)
- A masculine pronoun; he as a grammatical object.
- (now rare) Used reflexively: (to) himself. [from 9th c.]
- With nominative effect: he, especially as a predicate after be, or following a preposition. [from 15th c.]
- Pronoun when referring to God.
The word him is only capitalized when referring to God or Jesus.