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    kadioguy is offline Key Member
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    ...than I could afford them

    She bought more shoes than I could afford them. ('them' means 'shoes')
    She bought more shoes than they were needed. ('they' means 'shoes')
    He worries more than it is necessary. ('it' means 'worry')

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    Are these sentence above grammatically correct, but sound unnatural?
    (Use 'than' as an conjunction)
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    GoesStation is online now Moderator
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    Re: ...than I could afford them

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    She bought more shoes than I could afford them. ('them' means 'shoes')
    She bought more shoes than they were needed. ('they' means 'shoes')
    He worries more than it is necessary. ('it' means 'worry')

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    Are these sentence above grammatically correct, but sound unnatural?
    (Use 'than' as an conjunction)
    You used than correctly in all three sentences, but they all contained extra pronouns which made them wrong. I've struck out the excess pronouns (and one verb) above. They're all natural with my corrections.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: ...than I could afford them

    I should have noted that He worries more than is necessary is also grammatically correct. Only the pronoun "it" was wrong in your version of that sentence.
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