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"El este mai bătrân decât ea!"

Translation:He is older than her!

March 8, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quihana

This is a disputed point in English, turning on whether "than" is acting as a conjunction or preposition. Both sides have many advocates. So "her" or "she" are both accepted, and "she is" sounds less formal than just plain "she". But ending a sentence or clause with a contraction just seems wrong. I've never come across it before that I can recall.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhilipNikolayev

"He is older than she's" is incorrect, while "He is older than she" and "He is older than she is" are both correct and should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConchiCastillo

As far as I know, the answer I gave "He's older than she" is grammatical. Now, I have my doubts about the second contraction in the correction I was given: "He's older than she's"(!?).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judy460607

He is older than she is correct. He is older than her is incorrect

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