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# It ought to be her with whom you share your secrets, not me.

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It ought to be her with whom you share your secrets, not me.

A. her with whom you share your secrets, not me
B. her with whom you share your secrets, not I.
C. she with whom you share your secrets, not me.
D. she with whom you share your secrets, not I.
E. her with who you share your secrets, not me.

I am really confused with I/me and she/her issue. So kindly mention your choices with explanations.
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It ought to be her with whom you share your secrets, not me.

A. her with whom you share your secrets, not me
B. her with whom you share your secrets, not I.
C. she with whom you share your secrets, not me.
D. she with whom you share your secrets, not I.
E. her with who you share your secrets, not me.

I am really confused with I/me and she/her issue. So kindly mention your choices with explanations.

IMO A.
Just re-writing this sentence in active language.
You share your secrets with her, not (with) me.
Writing this sentence in passive voice becomes,
It ought to be her with whom you share your secrets, not me.

Hope this helps.
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02 Sep 2009, 10:56
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Hussain15 wrote:
It ought to be her with whom you share your secrets, not me.

A. her with whom you share your secrets, not me
B. her with whom you share your secrets, not I.
C. she with whom you share your secrets, not me.
D. she with whom you share your secrets, not I.
E. her with who you share your secrets, not me.

I am really confused with I/me and she/her issue. So kindly mention your choices with explanations.

IMO A.
Just re-writing this sentence in active language.
You share your secrets with her, not (with) me.
Writing this sentence in passive voice becomes,
It ought to be her with whom you share your secrets, not me.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the good tip; to conver it into active voice. It really helped.

+1 for you.
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IMO A.

A. her with whom you share your secrets, not me - her and me, both are in objective case
B. her with whom you share your secrets, not I. - her and I are not in same case
C. she with whom you share your secrets, not me. - she and me are not in same case
D. she with whom you share your secrets, not I. - she and I, both are in subjective case but we need objective case
E. her with who you share your secrets, not me. - her and me, both are in objective case but who is in subjective case
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