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From: "myrnice" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Pronoun question
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 19:02:31 -0500
From TMG help file:
[OBJ] Objective pronoun of [P] (him/her)
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"David Ward" wrote on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:28 PM
Subject: [TMG] Pronoun question
> I wonder if someone could explain why the use of the pronoun "him" or
> appears only to be to be used in the example below or similar roles.(taken
> from help file)
> >When the principal or witness in an event is assigned a role, the
> following variables (using Minister as an example role) can >be used in
> sentences to express the activities of the person playing that role.
> > [RM:Minister] Him or her
> In the following example sentence: "[W] awarded [P] temporary guardianship
> of his grandchildren."
> What I would like to say is: "[W] awarded "him" etc., etc.." when it is
> perfectly clear that "him" only refers to [P].
> The use of [PM] for "him" referring to [P] cannot be used.
> OK but why?
> Utrecht Holland