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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

sollersuk
Feb. 27th, 2012 06:44 am (UTC)
UK: "him". This is one of the things that this form of the pronoun is for. The only circumstances when I would use the second sentence might be when talking to someone whose English was very shaky.