Woe Is I: Pronouns and Case In the nominative case , the pronoun is used as a subject; in the objective case, the pronoun is used as an object; in the possessive case, the pronoun is used to show ownership. 59 Question: I know of no other person in the company who is as smarmy as (he, him.) Answer: He is the subject of the understood verb is. Therefore, the sentence would read: "I know of no other person in the company who is as smarmy as he ." Quoth the Maven To help you choose the correct pronoun, mentally supply the missing verb. For example, "Herbert knows the material better than (he/him)." Supplying the missing verb "does" tells you that the correct pronoun is he. 2. Question: (Who, Whom) do you believe is the best writer? Answer: Who is the subject of the verb is. Therefore, the sentence would read, "Who do you believe is the best writer?" Of course, anything associated with grammar can't be that easy. Here's the exception to the rule you just learned : A pronoun used as the subject of an infinitive is in the objective case. For example: "Billy Bob expects Frankie Bob and (I, me) to make squirrel stew." The correct pronoun here is me, because it is the subject of the infinitive to make . A pronoun used as a predicate nominative is in the nominative case. A predicate nominative