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    I think that, even in formal writing, 'than him' would have few critics in the UK. There would, however, be some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think that, even in formal writing, 'than him' would have few critics in the UK. There would, however, be some.
    I think only out and out purists would complain about "than him" in the UK. I've been writing formal documentation for years. People have quibbled about "its" and "it's" and "he/she" versus "their" but not once has anyone batted an eyelid at the suggestion of writing "than him".

    However, on Channel 4 news I noticed the news reader, Jon Snow methinks, actually using the accusitive form when most speakers would normally use the dative. Interesting, maybe even strictly correct but by no means common. :mad:

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