Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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“Let his/him come in.”

  • November 18, 2021, 4:41pm

This is a mistake requiring the use of formal grammar.

the use of "Let ... come in" requires either a noun or a pronoun (ie one of these grammatical words that replaces a noun -eg when you want to avoid being redundant)

The issue with "his" is that it is not a pronoun such as me/you/him/her/it/us/they (and generally it is not a noun) in English, but, rather, a possessive adjective (as in "his book") or a possessive pronoun (replacing a possessive adjective and the noun that follows...).
Therefore 'Let his cat come in' can work, and then on its own 'don't let my cat in, but let his come in' could possibly work as an exception, though it is very heavy...