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comparative adjectives

Unread postby hjack » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:30 am

Which is correct? He is bigger than I. or He is bigger than me.

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Re: comparative adjectives

Unread postby Syl » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:37 pm

Many people say that the correct form is "He is bigger than I" because it implies the verb "am" -"He is bigger than I (am)." Others say that "than" is a preposition, so it requires the pronoun "me". Yet, it is also a conjunction.

The solution to the question is:

Unless you say "He is bigger than I am" which is very formal, the colloquial "He is bigger than me" is perfectly acceptable.


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Re: comparative adjectives

Unread postby rashi » Tue May 20, 2014 9:54 am

Hi Syl
Colloquial is fine but in a written exam (cloze) can one accept "He is bigger than me"?

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