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

January 12, 2017
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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.
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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."
1019 Upvotes 134 Downvotes January 28, 2017
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The most ideal way to frame this sentence would be: I can run faster than he
623 Upvotes 124 Downvotes January 19, 2017
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i can run faster than him
531 Upvotes 117 Downvotes February 18, 2017
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I can run faster than he (can) is the most appropriate
414 Upvotes 84 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".
271 Upvotes 62 Downvotes February 28, 2017
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i can run fast than he
275 Upvotes 74 Downvotes February 17, 2017
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him
255 Upvotes 87 Downvotes February 24, 2017
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him
198 Upvotes 58 Downvotes February 25, 2017
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during speak, him is more appropriate and for writing he will be.
175 Upvotes 53 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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