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him

pronoun uk   strong /hɪm/ weak /ɪm/ us  

him pronoun (MALE)

A1 used, usually as the object of a verb or preposition, to refer to a man, boy, or male animal that has just been mentioned or is just about to be mentioned: If you see Kevin give him my love. What's Terry up to - I haven't seen him for ages. Why don't you give him his present? We've just got a new cat, but we haven't named him yet.Personal pronouns

him pronoun (FEMALE/MALE)

used, especially in formal situations, usually after a verb or preposition, to refer to a person or animal that has just been mentioned or is just about to be mentioned and whose sex is not known or not considered to be important: Man's ability to talk makes him unlike any other animal. Note: Many people prefer to use them, and this can sometimes mean changing other words in the sentence: Human beings' ability to talk makes them unlike any other animal.It can be used for animals.Personal pronouns
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