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You are better than he.

You are better than him.

Which one is correct? According to my views, Both are correct. "HE"is correct according to examiners. Otherwise, both are correct in conversation.

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You are better than he.

You are better than him.

Both sentences are correct, without any difference in meaning. However, the former is very formal. Normally, you use the structure pronoun + verb after than such as you are better than he is.

The structure of the latter is used in informal English.

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You are better than him

sounds more sensible, however if you insist on using he try it like this

You are better than he is

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    You are better than he=You are better than he is. – I don't know who I am. Jul 5 '15 at 7:15
  • Technically yes, but 'you are better than he' doesn't appear in conversation, as it would sound strange to most native speakers. Which examiners are not accepting 'you are better than him'? I've never heard of this, particularly considering the sentence suggested is very likely speech which follows slightly different rules to written English – Jon Story Jul 5 '15 at 11:18
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than him is correct. This is because he is the subject form, which you don't use following a preposition. than he technically should be followed by is, making the object of the preposition is which then links to a subject ( he ).

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