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# he/him

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01 Aug 2006, 20:22
The man was always aware, sometimes proudly and sometimes resentfully, that he was a small-town Midwesterner who was thrust into a world that was dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than him.
(A) who was thrust into a world that was dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than him
(B) who had been thrust into a world that was dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
(C) who had been thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and people more polished than he was
(D) thrust into a world dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
(E) thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than he

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01 Aug 2006, 20:30
E. if i correctly remember it was discussed earlier at least one time and i was not clear about it. this time, i choose E with the following reasoning:

its a comparision: he was thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than he (was). was here is elipsis.

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01 Aug 2006, 20:48
Should be E.
No need of "who" as in A,B and C.
E makes a better comparison than D and also b'coz of "he (was)".
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01 Aug 2006, 20:51
A 73%

Mr. professor seems to be right but ending sentence with "he"
go against my instinct so I pick A

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01 Aug 2006, 21:05
Professor wrote:
E. if i correctly remember it was discussed earlier at least one time and i was not clear about it. this time, i choose E with the following reasoning:

its a comparision: he was thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than he (was). was here is elipsis.

Don't we need him??

he was thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than he (was) (wealthy, educated and polished??). was here is elipsis.

weathier, better-educated, and more polished ppl than him=> make sense for me..

Proffessor, can you elaborate more?
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01 Aug 2006, 21:08
E is correct. We need subject pronoun "he".

Same as this:

XYZ and I were going to New York.
XYZ and me were going to New York.
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01 Aug 2006, 21:08
I'm going to go with A. I don't believe that E is set up properly. It should read 'into a world that was dominated...than he". Withouth the 'that was' that I inserted, it doesn't make sense for the sentence to end he [was].

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01 Aug 2006, 21:20
Will go with E.

The man is aware that there are other better people.
The author is not making a statement about the person. He is descrbing what the person is aware of.

"He" is absolutely correct.....

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01 Aug 2006, 21:34
ps_dahiya wrote:
E is correct. We need subject pronoun "he".

Same as this:

XYZ and I were going to New York.
XYZ and me were going to New York.

I agree with Dahiya's explanation.

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01 Aug 2006, 22:28
we all agree that ABC are clearly wrong as they all contain "who", which is redundant.

the problem with D is "more". since "wealthier" is better than "more wealthy". therefore, E remains. but the question, why "he" not "him", is still not answered. i guess "he" better than "him" as well. for ex:

x is wealthier than he is.
x is wealthier than him.

i am sure the first sounds better.

prude_sb wrote:
The man was always aware, sometimes proudly and sometimes resentfully, that he was a small-town Midwesterner who was thrust into a world that was dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than him.
(A) who was thrust into a world that was dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than him
(B) who had been thrust into a world that was dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
(C) who had been thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and people more polished than he was
(D) thrust into a world dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
(E) thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than he

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01 Aug 2006, 22:37
Professor wrote:
we all agree that ABC are clearly wrong as they all contain "who", which is redundant.

the problem with D is "more". since "wealthier" is better than "more wealthy". therefore, E remains. but the question, why "he" not "him", is still not answered. i guess "he" better than "him" as well. for ex:

x is wealthier than he is.
x is wealthier than him.

Did you mean :
x is wealthier than he

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02 Aug 2006, 09:49
i choose E because of some other reasons as mentioned above.

imo, "x is wealthier than he" should be ok.

mailtheguru wrote:
Professor wrote:
we all agree that ABC are clearly wrong as they all contain "who", which is redundant.

the problem with D is "more". since "wealthier" is better than "more wealthy". therefore, E remains. but the question, why "he" not "him", is still not answered. i guess "he" better than "him" as well. for ex:

x is wealthier than he is.
x is wealthier than him.

Did you mean :
x is wealthier than he

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03 Aug 2006, 02:46
prude_sb wrote:
The man was always aware, sometimes proudly and sometimes resentfully, that he was a small-town Midwesterner who was thrust into a world that was dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than him.
(A) who was thrust into a world that was dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than him
(B) who had been thrust into a world that was dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
(C) who had been thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and people more polished than he was
(D) thrust into a world dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
(E) thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than he

E for another reason . "more wealthy .. than him" in D is wrong..
This sentence could be in two forms.

1. X is wealthier,..,...,and ... than him
2. X is wealthier,..,...,and ... than he [is].

D could have been choice 1. But it's ruled out for error -"more wealthy .. than him" is wrong..

So E is the only choice..

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03 Aug 2006, 09:08
I was going with D but, I agree with Prof that E is correct. Although I am not sure if 'he' is correct or 'him', but 'wealthier' is prefered to 'more wealthy'.

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03 Aug 2006, 09:15
Professor wrote:
i choose E because of some other reasons as mentioned above.

imo, "x is wealthier than he" should be ok.

mailtheguru wrote:
Professor wrote:
we all agree that ABC are clearly wrong as they all contain "who", which is redundant.

the problem with D is "more". since "wealthier" is better than "more wealthy". therefore, E remains. but the question, why "he" not "him", is still not answered. i guess "he" better than "him" as well. for ex:

x is wealthier than he is.
x is wealthier than him.

Did you mean :
x is wealthier than he

Not to be picky, i want to be triple sure.

x is wealthier than him. is incorrect. him is an object form of he, and here we need a subject form of he (which is he)

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03 Aug 2006, 14:33
I think its D. The second part of the sentence has the world as the subject, so you can't use a subjective pronoun. It must be "him" not he.

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03 Aug 2006, 14:44
Is there an OA for this question?

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03 Aug 2006, 16:10
I think its E

More wealthy is incorrect , while comparing we should use the comparative from of wealthy which is wealthier.
'More educated' is unidomatic , it should be 'better educated'

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03 Aug 2006, 18:00
the OA is E...i agree with professor's explanation for he vs him

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03 Aug 2006, 22:12
Darn it, got quite a few SCs wrong today....one more for the error log.

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03 Aug 2006, 22:12

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