Origin of himOld English him, dative of he, he, merged in sense with hine, accusative of he
The math problem was challenging for him, but he was confident that he could solve it.
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."
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. me
Origin of himMiddle English from Old English dative sing. of hē 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.
- They could not give him any help.
- Looking down at him, she sighed.
- Alex smiled down at him in a reassuring way.
- So they politely bade him good day, and went back to the outer cavern to resume their journey.
- "I'm not like him," Alex stated firmly.