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Definition of "them" []

  • Used as the direct object of a verb: We saw them at the conference. (pronoun)
  • Used as the indirect object of a verb: We gave them a round of applause. (pronoun)
  • Used as the object of a preposition: This letter is addressed to them. (pronoun)
  • Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's them. See Usage Notes at be, I1. (pronoun)
  • Nonstandard They: "Them's the kind I like.” ( American Dialect Dictionary). (pronoun)
  • Refers to things or people other than the speaker or people addressed (pronoun)

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Use "them" in a sentence
  • "They may be demanding it, but I doubt most of them have more than abandoned clues as to what that change needs to be, let alone what will be required of ~them~ to make it happen."
  • "He is killing all of them, and offer the interpretation that ˜he™ is Alfonso Arblaster of 35 The Crescent, Beetleford, and that ˜them™ are the pigeons in his loft."
  • "I've often suspected that this dislike -- it isn't merely skepticism, but active malice -- is basically an unconscious realization dawning on them that here is a platform that doesn't require *them* as gurus and gate-keepers to use."