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He is less interesting than she [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2014, 04:24
Hi, which one is correct?

He is less interesting than she.
He is less interesting than her.
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Re: He is less interesting than she [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2014, 08:56
a03b wrote:
Hi, which one is correct?

He is less interesting than she.
He is less interesting than her.


Out of these two second one..ie. less interesting than her...

or.. 'less interesting than she is'
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Re: He is less interesting than she [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2014, 04:30
This is a subject vs. object test. It must be "she" because the subject must be compared with another noun in the subject case. What's more, if you were to use "her" the sentence would be nonsensical, seeming funny, as if "her" were a modifier; you'd almost ask yourself "her what?" Comparisons in general are difficult because tr reader has to located what two things (or people) are being compared, and mostly anything is fair game in the comparison clause. I hope this helps.

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