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Section 12.3.3

Objects of Prepositions

A noun or noun phrase thatfollows a preposition is termed the object of the preposition.


Viking obtained no conclusive data for or against lifeon Mars--an important reason for sending new probes tothe enigmatic red planet in the nearfuture.

--Kai Wu, "Artificial Life," SciTech Magazine


Always use the objective case form of pronouns that are objects of prepositions, even whenthe pronoun follows a coordinating conjunction suchas and.


Unacceptable

Just between you and I, I think this proposal needs somemore work.

Acceptable

Just between you and me, I think this proposal needssome more work.


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