Letter to the Editor
22 Old Queen Street
London, SW1H 9HP
Re: James Forsyth, ‘The Boris Show’ The Spectator, 27 July 2019, pp.10 –11
Your columnist wrote: “There are plenty of Boris fans and plenty of enemies, but even the latter see an upside in him becoming Prime Minister.” becoming Prime Minister is a gerund; therefore, the pronoun preceding it should be in the possessive case: his, not him. I struggle to teach my students this. Please, don’t make my life more difficult.
Seth Barrett Tillman, Teaching the Queen’s English, New Reform Club (July 30, 2019, 11:45 AM), <https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2019/07/teaching-queens-english.html>.