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My teacher corrected a sentence, but wants me to explain why she is correct. I wrote: "Franklin acknowledges how difficult achieving perfection is, and how many have failed at it just like him." She corrected it to read: "Franklin acknowledges how difficult achieving perfection is, and how many have failed at it just like he has." Why is her version correct?

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  1. "just like him" is more "popular" language (speech)versus your teacher's "just like he has" is more sophisticated.(written)

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