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# Lately I find pronouns and ellipsis more and more confusing.

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Lately I find pronouns and ellipsis more and more confusing.
For example Gmat Pill says "I weigh more than him" is a correct answer choice, whereas I read on various boards that if I compare a pronoun to a subject, I need a subject pronoun. Hence, "I weigh more than he" or "I am taller than he" Btw, is it critical to say "I weigh more than he does"?

Second, the way Gmat handles ellipsis is a joke. I can see no rule whatsoever. MGMAT says an ellipsis is only ok, if you can sub in the exact same words in the exact same order.
For example, "I have eaten more than I ever will [eat]" is wrong, because eat is not equal to eaten.
On the other hand, the sentence "I walk as fast as [I walked] when I was a young" is apparently correct, although walk and walked are not in the same tense.
These two issues are beyond annoying as I've tried to see a clear rule for weeks now.... The more I research the less clear it gets.
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20 Jun 2011, 09:46
Good question. Even I am waiting for someone to answer.
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24 Jul 2011, 20:11
This is an excellent question and has baffled me more than once. Calling all the experts to help out on this one.

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25 Jul 2011, 10:12
heyholetsgo wrote

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Second, the way Gmat handles ellipsis is a joke. I can see no rule whatsoever.

Can the author give a GMAT example of the so called joke, because the one which he has given seems to be that of MGMAT? Or is he meaning MGMAT in the first case also?
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Re: Elipsis and Pronouns   [#permalink] 25 Jul 2011, 10:12
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