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    juliana2 is offline Junior Member
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    Do we say " they are better than us" or "they are better than we are". which one is correct???
    thank you!

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    Re: camparative

    Quote Originally Posted by juliana2 View Post
    Do we say " they are better than us" or "they are better than we are". which one is correct???
    thank you!
    "They are better than we [are]" is correct according to most grammar books and English teachers. It is grammatically logical because 'They' and 'we' are both subjective case. You might like to use this in writing.

    "They are better than us" is what most native speakers say - even educated people.

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