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    Which of these is/are correct?

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Her friends visited Ana more than she.
    2. Her friends visited Ana more than themselves.
    3. Her friends visited Ana more than her.

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    Re: Which of these is/are correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Her friends visited Ana more than she.
    2. Her friends visited Ana more than themselves.
    3. Her friends visited Ana more than her.

    1 and 2 don't make sense.
    1 leaves out essential information. More than Ana(?) visited who?
    2 suggests that the friends visisted themselves. I don't know what you mean by this.
    3 says they visited Ana more than they visited some other unnamed female.

    Perhaps you mean this: Ana's friends visited her more than she visited them. (They spent more time at Ana's house than at their home(s).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Which of these is/are correct?

    What about " Her friends visited Ana more than whoever". Is it correct?

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    Re: Which of these is/are correct?

    Ambiguous.

    More than this other person visited Ana, or more than the friends visited the other person?
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    Re: Which of these is/are correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    What about " Her friends visited Ana more than whoever". Is it correct?
    more than anyone?

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    Re: Which of these is/are correct?

    Her friends visited Ana more than they visited anyone else.

    Is that what you meant? Does "Her friends" mean "Ana's friends"? If so, then it would be much more natural as "Ana's friends visited her more than they visited anyone else". Even then, the context might suggest that "her" referred to another unnamed female. To avoid all ambiguity, you would have to say "Ana's friends visited Ana more than they visited anyone else".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which of these is/are correct?

    I should state that I thought your "whoever" was a placeholder for an actual name. I didn't think you meant that the exact word "whoever" would be used. If it was your intention to use the word "whoever" (instead of "Joanna" or "James" or whatever person you meant) then I would have answered differently.
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    Re: Which of these is/are correct?

    Exactly. I want to know is it possible to add the word "whoever" at the end of the sentence or not!

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    Re: Which of these is/are correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Exactly. I want to know is it possible to add the word "whoever" at the end of the sentence or not!


    No, not in that sentence.

    You don't need to shout at me. A period would be a fine way to end your sentence.
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