Fatemeh
Is this sentence correct? Hello. I saw the following sentence somewhere and I wonder if it is correct: " If you have a classmate who breaks the school’s record for the number of times ***him*** being late, you could presume that he is a lazy boy who spends the whole night playing Play Station 4. " I think "him" is not correct in this sentence and it should be "he is". Am I right?
Nov 15, 2019 4:26 PM
Answers · 5
Yes, "him" is wrong. But if you write "he is", you need to delete "being". Also, "school record" is better than "school's record".
November 15, 2019
it is better if you remove it altogether. it is redundant.
November 15, 2019
Thank you for your assistance! @Jose @why先生
November 16, 2019
“He has been late” just sounds better to me, but also not saying “him “or “he” also reads and would sound better in conversation
November 15, 2019
Good question, I think it should be “he is”.
November 15, 2019
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