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Preposition vs. conjunction

Which of the following versions are you, personally, more likely to use? (I know it may be difficult to assess your own usage once asked.)

She was taller than him.
She was taller than he was.

This poll is thanks to a question that geesepalace asked me about British vs. US usage.


Feb. 26th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
Preposition vs. conjunction
In common speech, 1. If I was writing it, or speaking to a stranger (particularly with a non-local accent) 2. I know this is inconsistent, but that's human nature.
Feb. 27th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Re: Preposition vs. conjunction
Me too.
Feb. 27th, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
Re: Preposition vs. conjunction
I agree. In speaking, it would always be option 1. In writing, it would depend on context, but unless I was writing in the voice of a particular character, I would be more likely to go with option 2.