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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.
2541 Upvotes 215 Downvotes January 12, 2017
212
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."
1065 Upvotes 145 Downvotes January 28, 2017
62
The most ideal way to frame this sentence would be: I can run faster than he
638 Upvotes 137 Downvotes January 19, 2017
32
i can run faster than him
558 Upvotes 128 Downvotes February 18, 2017
26
I can run faster than he (can) is the most appropriate
429 Upvotes 95 Downvotes February 01, 2017
19
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".
279 Upvotes 72 Downvotes February 28, 2017
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i can run fast than he
284 Upvotes 82 Downvotes February 17, 2017
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him
261 Upvotes 96 Downvotes February 24, 2017
15
him
204 Upvotes 64 Downvotes February 25, 2017
17
during speak, him is more appropriate and for writing he will be.
181 Upvotes 60 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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