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    #1

    I am as quick as he is/as him/like him.

    1. I am as quick as he is.
    2. I am as quick as him.
    3. I am quick like him.


    The last one sounds unnatural to me. Kindly tell me which one is grammatical and natural.

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    #2

    Re: I am as quick as he is/as him/like him.

    #3 would be OK with a comma after "quick". They are all possible.
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    #3

    Re: I am as quick as he is/as him/like him.

    A few very old-fashioned grammarians may try to get you to say I am as quick as he. Virtually nobody would actually say that.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: I am as quick as he is/as him/like him.

    Ending with "he" sounds snooty to most Americans. So when we want to be grammatical but conversational, a lot of us say "I'm as quick as he is."

    To me, that's more natural than the other choices.
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    #5

    Re: I am as quick as he is/as him/like him.

    I'm as quick as him is ungrammatical only if you accept creaky grammarians' assertion that English doesn't have disjunctive pronouns. Centuries' worth of evidence demonstrates that our flexible language does indeed possess these handy beasts, so I use them freely and would encourage students to do the same.
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