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    #1

    more than I have/more than I do

    Hi everyone,
    "They have more money than we do."
    "They have more money than we have."
    Are these 2 sentences both correct? It's the auxiliary at the end that I am interested in.
    Thank you.

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    Re: more than I have/more than I do

    Both are correct, and are commonly used in BrE.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: more than I have/more than I do

    Couldn't one just skip the problem by saying "They have more money than us"? Or am I just translating literally from Spanish?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: more than I have/more than I do

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    "They have more money than we do." Use of only the auxiliary "do" is OK, because it's a shortened form of "do have" which you would seldom hear.
    "They have more money than we have." As Grumpy mentioned, this is OK too.
    Are these 2 sentences both correct? It's the auxiliary at the end that I am interested in.
    Thank you.
    But as charlie posted, ".....than us" is also common, although not grammatically correct. The nominative case form, "we" is correct but seldom heard in that context..

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