them vs. they
In the sentence
"None so blind as they that will not see."
Why wouldn't "they" become "them" since it's after a preposition?
Or is "as" not a preposition?
You can google "they them" and get a better explanation, but basically, they is a subject pronoun, and them is an object pronoun. An example is
They sing to them.
Them cannot be a subject, they cannot be the object. These are incorrect:
He sings to they. NO, should be He sings to them.
Them sing to you. NO, should be They sing to you.
In your example, as begins a clause with subject and verb, they is the subject; them would be incorrect.
If the complete sentence is like this, the pronoun is an object, so
None are so blind as them.
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