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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.
2386 Upvotes 197 Downvotes January 12, 2017
202
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."
995 Upvotes 131 Downvotes January 28, 2017
56
The most ideal way to frame this sentence would be: I can run faster than he
611 Upvotes 120 Downvotes January 19, 2017
32
i can run faster than him
517 Upvotes 111 Downvotes February 18, 2017
24
I can run faster than he (can) is the most appropriate
407 Upvotes 82 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".
267 Upvotes 58 Downvotes February 28, 2017
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i can run fast than he
271 Upvotes 72 Downvotes February 17, 2017
36
him
249 Upvotes 84 Downvotes February 24, 2017
15
him
193 Upvotes 55 Downvotes February 25, 2017
14
during speak, him is more appropriate and for writing he will be.
171 Upvotes 50 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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