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JoAnnM
07-27-2004, 07:53 PM
Mary is older than him
Mary is older than he

Which is correct?

The first is commonly used, but I just saw the second used by someone who generally knows her stuff.

Thanks.

Lori Basiewicz
07-28-2004, 07:14 AM
The second one is grammatically correctly. The trick to remembering this is to mentally finish the phrase at the end of the sentence.

Mary is older than him [is] -- Nope.
Mary is older than he [is] -- Yeppers.

rtilryarms
07-29-2004, 05:40 AM
one exeption:

Mary is older than himself..

If she has only been a guy for a couple of years..

JoAnnM
08-05-2004, 09:41 PM
Thanks. :D