Pronouns after as and than

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After as and than, we normally use an object pronoun (e.g. him, her, me, them etc.). Subject pronouns are also used in a formal style. Note that when a subject pronoun is used, it is normally followed by a verb.

Compare:

Subject pronouns are unusual without a following noun.

Exercise

Complete the following sentences using appropriate pronouns.

1. You sing as well as ...................... (her / she)

2. She runs as fast as ...................... does. (he / him)

3. I work as hard as ...................... (him / he)

4. She is as old as ..................... is. (he / him)

5. You are as efficient as ..................... (them / they)

6. We are richer than ....................... (they / them)

Answers

1. You sing as well as her. OR You sing as well as she does.

2. She runs as fast as he does. OR she runs as fast as him.

3. I work as hard as him. OR I work as hard as he does.

4. She is as old as he is. OR She is as old as him.

5. You are as efficient as them. OR You are as efficient as they are.

6. We are richer than them.

Sections in this article

Pronouns
Kinds of pronouns
Personal pronouns
Possessive pronouns
Reflexive pronouns
Demonstrative pronouns
Relative pronouns
Correct usage of personal pronouns