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    #1

    worse than him

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-Worse than him are the people who support him.


    2-Better than her are those who fight for her rights.


    It seems to me that they are both fine.

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    Re: worse than him

    They would normally be written as:

    1. The people who support him are worse than him (or "worse than he is", to avoid repetition of "him")

    2. Those who fight for her rights are better than her (or "than she is.")
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: worse than him

    I agree with Grumpy's revisions. The originals are not terribly natural. In addition there is a grammar problem (for some) in using an objective pronoun after the conjunction "than". Using "he is" and "she is" avoids that problem.

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    Re: worse than him

    "Is" is not obligatory.

    The people who support him are worse than he.
    Those who fight for her rights are better than she.

    However, you will hear the construction with "is" more frequently than my examples.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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