Subject Pronouns in Complement Position
• Remember that in complement after the verb BE, a subject
pronoun must be used.
It
It
–
–
–
–
–
Be
is
Pronoun (Sub.)
he
whom I wanted to
see.
It was she whom everyone wanted to win.
It is they at the door.
This is he speaking.
Didn’t you know that it was we who played the joke?
I have to admit that it was I who wanted to do.
Possessive Pronouns Before-ing Forms
Remember that possessive pronouns are used before –ing nouns.
S
V Ph/V
We can count on
He
regretted
Possessive
-ing form
her
their
helping
misunderstanding
- We don’t understand why you object to his coming with us.
- The doctor insisted on her taking a leave of absence.
- He is surprised by your having to par for the accident.
- My father approves of my studying in the United States.
- I would appreciate your letting me know as soon as possible.
us
him