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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.
51(71.8%)
She was taller than he was.
20(28.2%)


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

Comments

communicator
Feb. 27th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
I would say the first in speaking, but middle class people sometimes get sniffy and correct you to the second version and therefore in formal writing I might try to use the second method.