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

January 12, 2017
shikha
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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.
2105 Upvotes 171 Downvotes January 12, 2017
198
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."
920 Upvotes 118 Downvotes January 28, 2017
42
The most ideal way to frame this sentence would be: I can run faster than he
580 Upvotes 107 Downvotes January 19, 2017
30
i can run faster than him
470 Upvotes 101 Downvotes February 18, 2017
20
I can run faster than he (can) is the most appropriate
382 Upvotes 73 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".
242 Upvotes 50 Downvotes February 28, 2017
12
i can run fast than he
249 Upvotes 61 Downvotes February 17, 2017
34
him
235 Upvotes 77 Downvotes February 24, 2017
14
him
176 Upvotes 48 Downvotes February 25, 2017
12
during speak, him is more appropriate and for writing he will be.
159 Upvotes 41 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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