"Ydy e'n enwocach na hi?"

Translation:Is he more famous than her?

March 17, 2016

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I feel that "than she" is perfectly acceptable English - if a little old fashioned, perhaps!


It says 4 comments, but I can't find any. I have been frightened off "he was more famous than she."


Stephen228621, you can get around that with "than she is." It's a little bit of a pain but worth it if you, like me, find "more famous than her" unpleasant to the ear. (I'm not a strict prescriptivist, but I'm not ready to embrace disjunctive pronouns, and it annoys me that Duo marks "more famous than she" incorrect.)


The forms we use and accept in this context are those in modern English textbooks for both British and American English: either '... than her' or '... than she is'.


But not simply "than she"? What modern textbooks are you referring to?


The ones on my desk these days are Swan's 'Practical English Usage' and the 'Longman Student Grammar'.


What is the "shes" in the alternative answer?

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