Pronouns Problem

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Kaisoo
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Pronouns Problem

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Hi All,
I have a question in using pronouns:
"Andy brought Allan a toy and he was happy to see him smile. "
Is the above sentence correct? 
In the subordinate sentence, should we use pronouns to describe the object or subject in the main sentence? 
Thanks




Duckduck
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Re: Pronouns Problem

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Kaisoo hat geschrieben: Hi All,
I have a question in using pronouns:
"Andy brought Allan a toy and he was happy to see him smile. "
Is the above sentence correct?  :jo: :jo: :jo: Yes, it's OK.
In the subordinate sentence, should we use pronouns to describe the object or subject in the main sentence? 
Thanks
Hi Kaisoo,

I can't find a subordinate clause. You have two main clauses connected by the "and". This helps to identify who is referred to by "he" (= Andy) and by "him" (= Allan). Without the first main clause (= context information), we would wonder who was meant. But the pronouns can be used in the second main clause.

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