• anonymous
can anyone teach me how to complete an elliptical clause with a pronoun
  • Stacey Warren - Expert
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  • Thebadyboy
When you use a pronoun in a comparison using the words than or as, use the proper pronouns as if all the words were being said. Most of the time when we use a comparison using than or as, we leave words out. This is technically called an elliptical clause--a clause with an ellipsis. An ellipsis is words left out. Look at it this way. There is a difference between the two following sentences. Both are grammatically correct; they just mean two different things. He likes you more than me. He likes you more than I. Think of what words are left out: He likes you more than I do. (I is the subject) He likes you more than he likes me. (Me is the direct object) When a pronoun follows than or as in a comparison, make sure you understand what words are missing and then use the correct pronoun. Incorrect: He is taller than her. (i.e., than her is?) Correct: He is taller than she. (i.e., than she is. Much better!) Incorrect: He is as happy as them. (i.e., as happy as them are?) Correct: He is as happy as they. (i.e., as happy as they are.)
  • anonymous
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