Can I use a clause after Than?

You are better than when you were yesterday.

People have more chances of dying when they don't fasten their seatbelts than when they do.

You're faster than I am

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Yes, you can use clauses after "than". Your last two examples are fine.
You first example doesn't work, though. You could say

"You are better than you were yesterday."

  • You are better today than (you were) yesterday. Doesn't it work this way too?
    – Ram Pillai
    May 19, 2020 at 4:06
  • 1
    @RamPillai Yes, it works that way too. May 19, 2020 at 4:11

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