Still confused of whether I will use subject or object...

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I know that after a preposition or a transitive verb comes an object, if I am not mistaken;

 

 

I already know for example that:

 

1.) Mother baked (we, us) a delicious cake. (transitive verb)
2.) The argument was between him and (I, me). (preposition)

 

 

but how about after an adverb or a conjuction? I am still confused of whether I will use the subject or the object?

 

for example:

 

1.) Nobody else works hard but (he, him). (conjunction)
2.) She does not know when is the party, even (he, him). (adverb)

 

and also, can anyone give tips or clues for me not to get confused?

edited May 24 '13 at 14:40 Ernest Estrella New member

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When 'but' means 'except for', it's a preposition.

 Nobody else works hard but him.

 

This sentence doesn't make sense as written.
2.) She does not know when is the party, even (he, him). (adverb)

Try this.

She doesn't know when the party is. Even he doesn't know when the party is.

link answered May 24 '13 at 14:50 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Lewis, can you give tips or clues for me not to get confused?

Ernest EstrellaMay 25 '13 at 03:41

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