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

January 12, 2017
Shikha Choudhary
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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.
2172 Upvotes 176 Downvotes January 12, 2017
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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."
950 Upvotes 121 Downvotes January 28, 2017
44
The most ideal way to frame this sentence would be: I can run faster than he
589 Upvotes 111 Downvotes January 19, 2017
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i can run faster than him
482 Upvotes 105 Downvotes February 18, 2017
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I can run faster than he (can) is the most appropriate
386 Upvotes 77 Downvotes February 01, 2017
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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".
246 Upvotes 52 Downvotes February 28, 2017
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i can run fast than he
252 Upvotes 65 Downvotes February 17, 2017
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him
238 Upvotes 78 Downvotes February 24, 2017
14
him
178 Upvotes 49 Downvotes February 25, 2017
12
during speak, him is more appropriate and for writing he will be.
161 Upvotes 42 Downvotes February 25, 2017
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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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