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    grammar priority

    verb to be never takes an object vs object of comparison== what takes priority : I am better than she(is undrestood) of I am better than her?

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    #2

    Re: grammar priority

    I am better than she (is) is the literary variant.

    I am better than her is perhaps informal. I think it is no worse. Certainly it sounds more natural than "I am better than she". If you are in a milieu that considers "than her" wrong, say "than she is".


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    Re: grammar priority

    so you find no gramatical difference or distinction==just a matter of formality? I thought the verb to be had to have subjective case; if so, why is there a gramatic rule to use objective case when comparing?

    Do you know of a good grammar rule book?

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