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Help With Grammar

Need someone's help with proper grammar. I was wondering which of the following statements is correct and why.

A) Bill and her would be breaking up.

B) Her and Bill would be breaking up.

C) Bill and she would be breaking up.

D) She and Bill would be breaking up.

This would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Leslie Blackwell

28th October 2013


If you take Bill out of the picture in (A)(B) Her would be breaking up.
If you take Bill out of the picture in (C)(D) She would be breaking up.

I think either C or D is correct. I would have said it different. She would be breaking up with Bill, or Bill would be breaking up with her.

Sorry, I'm not sure about "why".


Don Yarber

27th October 2013


Thank you Don. Will think about this a bit more.


Leslie Blackwell

28th October 2013


D) She and Bill

Without a doubt!


Shaunna Harper

28th October 2013


I'd go with D as well.


Hannah Myers

28th October 2013


D) Me too.


Davide Castel

28th October 2013


Another vote for D

Grammar Rules
SHE is a pronoun, used to represent a female person or animal that has already been mentioned.
• Susan was tired. SHE wanted to sleep.

HER is the possessive form of she. It is also used as the object of a verb and as the object of a preposition.
• The book is Susan’s. It is HERS (possessive).
• Give HER the book (object of a verb).
• Give it to HER (object of a preposition).


Jon paul Janze

28th October 2013


Like what Jon has said, 'her' is not the correct word to use in statements A and B for example: 'give Lucy her watch back' or 'give Lucy she watch back' 'she' doesn't make any sense in that statement the watch is Lucy's it belongs to her.

So for me it's C or D ok say the title was 'Sarah and Bill' and Sarah tells me what to write about Bill I would use the word 'she' because I'm writing for Sarah and not for Bill. So I would say 'she and Bill would be breaking up.'

So Leslie, the answer is D.


Raymond lloyd Williams

28th October 2013


Thank you for clearing that up Jon & Raymond. D makes a lot of sense when you put it like that.
This has been very helpful.


Leslie Blackwell

28th October 2013


I'm not sure about "C" but I would think that if "She" has been previously identified, as in

Sarah was in a quandary and so was Bill. She didn't know whether or not they should break up. Bill was in a quandary too. He didn't know whether or not they should break up. Sarah finally realized that Bill and she would be breaking up.


Noel Rebray

1st November 2013


I need help with my grammar and punctuation like proper dialogue tags and quotation marks.


Sasha Taylor

11th February 2014


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