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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.

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swisstone
Feb. 27th, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
According to the OED, than is always a conjunction. It looks like a preposition in the first example, but I suspect the OED would deny that this is what it is doing.