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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

heleninwales
Feb. 27th, 2012 07:41 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.