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    Thank you RonBee

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    Most (native) American English users say:

    I'm as tall as him.

    Since the word him is not functioning as an object in the above sentence, it is grammatically incorrect. The correct usage is:

    I'm as tall as he.

    Since the grammatical usage is the less common, it tends to sound odd to native speakers. My advice is to use the correct pronoun, but don't leave it dangling.

    I'm as tall as he is.

    The ants worked on their anthill with as much dedication as he has.

    I drive faster than he does.

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    Yes, for the sentence seems to be incomplete when you leave the pronoun hanging by itself, though it's not.

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    Default Re: he or him?

    Quote Originally Posted by mesil View Post
    "He" is a boy that was working on his sandcastle, not the anthill.
    Does it still make sense?
    What would be the problem with "him"?. Is not correct at all?

    Thanks again! I don't mean to be "heavy" but I really need this info!!!
    Mel
    Mesil you see the position of ‘he’ in "He is a (the) boy that was working on his sand castle, not the anthill." makes it the subject of the principal clause. The pronoun must therefore be in the nominative case (form) ‘he’ and not the accusative case ‘him’.

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