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"She's a better baker than Jim or I."
Does this sound right to you? I was taught that when in doubt take out the extraneous info and see. So I would always say she's better than me. Or I would say "She's...I am."
Gimme examples of when you'd use I instead of me. I learn better that way
SAHM to DD1 9/18/08 DS 6/11/10 DD2 6/21/12
|When making a comparison with "than" do we end with a subject form or object form, "taller than I/she" or "taller than me/her." The correct response is "taller than I/she." We are looking for the subject form: "He is taller than I am/she is tall." (Except we leave out the verb in the second clause, "am" or "is.") Some good writers, however, will argue that the word "than" should be allowed to function as a preposition. If we can say "He is tall like me/her," then (if "than" could be prepositional like like) we should be able to say, "He is taller than me/her." It's an interesting argument, but — for now, anyway — in formal, academic prose, use the subject form in such comparisons.|
So, if I wanted to say someone's better than me, just that, I'd say She's better/hungrier/happier than I? How would you rewrite this comparison?
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