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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 11:41 pm (UTC)
Does that mean you'd prefer "She was taller than he" if given a choice of that over "She was taller than him"?
Feb. 27th, 2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
I think I would tend to "him" as an object over "he" as a subject, but whether I am right...

But at the back of my head is:
"Oh, no one can deny
That Arnold is less selfish than I.
He married a woman to stop her getting away
Now she's there all day."

in which my gut would probably have gone for "than me", but anxiously.