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In the following sentence, should we use "him" or "he"? I can run faster than ______.

January 12, 2017
palsaniashikha4
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The most ideal way to frame this sentence would be: I can run faster than he (can). However, 'than he (can)' and 'than him' are both defensible. 'Than him' is less formal and professional. Ideally, 'he' is used if a verb follows it. Look at these examples: I am taller than he is, I eat more than he does, I had more chickens than he had, I want this more than he wants etc. But, 'than he' without a verb following does not appear to be heard very often.
2306 Upvotes 189 Downvotes January 12, 2017
201
Although in common English use many people will say "I can run faster than him", the grammatically correct sentence is "I can run faster than he."
975 Upvotes 127 Downvotes January 28, 2017
55
The most ideal way to frame this sentence would be: I can run faster than he
602 Upvotes 118 Downvotes January 19, 2017
32
i can run faster than him
503 Upvotes 108 Downvotes February 18, 2017
24
I can run faster than he (can) is the most appropriate
394 Upvotes 81 Downvotes February 01, 2017
17
when we speak this sentence.."him" seems to be more appropriate..I don't know if it's grammaticality correct or not..but I would choose "him".
257 Upvotes 56 Downvotes February 28, 2017
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i can run fast than he
263 Upvotes 70 Downvotes February 17, 2017
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him
244 Upvotes 82 Downvotes February 24, 2017
14
him
183 Upvotes 53 Downvotes February 25, 2017
13
during speak, him is more appropriate and for writing he will be.
166 Upvotes 46 Downvotes February 25, 2017
5
In the following sentence, should we use "him" or "he"? I can run faster than ______.
The most ideal way to frame this sentence would be: I can run faster than he (can). However, 'than he (can)' and 'than him' are both defensible. 'Than him' is less formal and professional. Ideally, 'he' is used if a verb follows it. Look at these examples: I am taller than he is, I eat more than he does, I had more chickens than he had, I want this more than he wants etc. But, 'than he' without a verb following does not appear to be heard very often.

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