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    #11

    Re: Older than me or I

    I guess some teachers would mark it as correct, but not all.
    I've already written my logics:
    (I what?? - Example: He is older than I thought )

    Many other users (I'm talking about these forums) agree that just I is not enough.

    Unfortunately, I cannot find the thread...

    P.S. Then some guys could say "Tom is 30 years." is correct as well, but it is wrong, because you need to add the "old"!

    Cheers!


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    #12

    Re: Older than me or I

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I guess some teachers would mark it as correct, but not all.
    Methinks that 'not all' part should rethink their professional careers.

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    #13

    Re: Older than me or I

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post

    P.S. Then some guys could say "Tom is 30 years." is correct as well, but it is wrong, because you need to add the "old"!
    There's a limit to which you can apply your logics [sic] to language.
    Being able to say "He is older than I" does not imply being able to say "Tom is 30 years".

    Being able to omit "that" in a reduced clause does not imply that you can choose any word in a sentence to leave out (as your logic might lead you to claim).

    Being able to leave out the 'You' in the imperative sentence "You work!" does not imply that you can leave out the word 'work'.

    Your logics are invalid.

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    #14

    Re: Older than me or I

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    He is older than me.
    He is older than I am.
    He is older than I.
    (I what?? - Example: He is older than I thought )

    Tdol, theoretically everything is possible, but correct grammar is always welcome

    Cheers!
    Hi,

    How about "He is elder to me."?.


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    #15

    Re: Older than me or I

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    Hi,

    How about "He is elder to me."?.

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    #16

    Re: Older than me or I

    Quote Originally Posted by anishjp View Post
    Hi,

    How about "He is elder to me."?.
    It's correct, but a native speaker wouldn't say it.


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    #17

    Re: Older than me or I

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's correct, but a native speaker wouldn't say it.
    old-fashioned?

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    #18

    Re: Older than me or I

    'Elder' is used attributively- there may be the occasional example of it being used predicatively, but such examples would be very rare.

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    #19

    Re: Older than me or I

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    old-fashioned?
    No, just not said.

    How about:
    In terms of years existent, the numerical value of his exceeds that of mine.
    When considering age in relation to him and me, his is the greater.
    He has seniority over me in tenancy upon this mortal plane.
    His age diminished or mine enhanced would eventually bring them to parity.



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    #20

    Re: Older than me or I

    His age diminished or mine enhanced would eventually bring them to parity.

    I will memorize this version.

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