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" though not verbally Latin, yet it is the outcome of the Latin grammatical doctrine that the verb to be takes the same case after it as before it. This is a plain instance of the invasion of idiom by grammar. "
State Normal Monthly - Page 26
by Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia - 1897
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Composition and Rhetoric

Charles Swain Thomas, Will David Howe - 1908 - 517 pages
...pronoun completing the infinitive "to be" used with a subject should be in the objective case. NOTE. — The verb " to be " takes the same case after it as before. 6. My friend, whom (who) I hoped would give me some assistance, disappointed me. " Whom " is incorrect,...
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Composition and Rhetoric

Charles Swain Thomas, Will David Howe - 1908 - 517 pages
...pronoun completing the infinitive " to be" used with a subject should be in the objective case. NOTE. — The verb " to be " takes the same case after it as before. 6. My friend, whom (who) I hoped would give me some assistance, disappointed me. " Whom " is incorrect,...
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English for Coming Americans: 2d Reader; Readings and Language Lessons in ...

Peter Roberts - 1912 - 212 pages
...feel, hear, let, make and see, and generally after help, need and please, it is omitted: I bid thee go. The verb to be takes the same case after it as before it: It is I. The verb to teach has two objects following it: Teach me thy laws. The one is the person,...
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Elements of Composition for Secondary Schools

Henry Seidel Canby, John Baker Opdycke - 1913 - 593 pages
...nominative. 4. We are inclined to misuse pronouns in noun clauses and infinitives. We must remember that the verb to be takes the same case after it as before it; hence, " I know the man to be him," for, " him " refers to " man " and agrees with it, at the same...
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Elements of Composition for Secondary Schools

Henry Seidel Canby, John Baker Opdycke - 1913 - 593 pages
...nominative. 4. We are inclined to misuse pronouns in noun clauses and infinitives. We must remember that the verb to be takes the same case after it as before it; hence, " I know the man to be him," for, " him " refers to " man " and agrees with it, at the same...
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The Azure Rose: A Novel

Reginald Wright Kauffman - 1919 - 305 pages
...entirely. You weren't colloquial." "I was correct," she insisted. " 'It is I' is correct. My grammar says that the verb 'To be' takes the same case after it as before it. If the Americans say something else, they do not speak good English." Cartaret laughed. "The English...
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The Strand Magazine, Volume 19

Sir George Newnes - 1900
...ladies jumped. " It's him," said Miss Georgie. " He," said Miss Pauline, with a sparkle of amusement. " The verb 'to be' takes the same case after it as before it." "Oh, bother!" said Miss Georgie, and Christine fired off an objectionable word on her own account at...
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Notes and Queries

1897
...FORD, BA. I fail to understand CCB'e point. Is not thee quite correct, being in the objective case I The verb to be takes the same case after it as before it, but the it before is in ‘tie is in the objective case governed by worship. 1). MH “Wuo FEARS TO...
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Notes and Queries

1890
...object after "proved," in which "man" is in the objective case, and therefore, by the well-known rule that the verb to be takes the same case after it as that which goes before it, " him " is in the same case as " man," just as in "called him worthy to...
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Language and Linguistics

John Lyons - 1981 - 356 pages
...English ‘to be', the diversity of the constructions that are found is such that the traditional rule, “The verb ‘to be' takes the same case after it as before”, stands out immediately for what it is — a Latinbased normative rule which cannot be supported on...
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