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    like me or like mine?

    Sorry I made a mistake, my question should be "as", not "like" in the title.

    "She studies in the same school as me/mine?"
    Which is right? Thanks.

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    Re: like me or like mine?

    You'll see different possibilities: as I/as I do/as me
    Traditionally I was preferred, but me is common usage.

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    Re: like me or like mine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You'll see different possibilities: as I/as I do/as me
    Traditionally I was preferred, but me is common usage.
    Don't we use 'that' as a combination with 'same' e.g.
    This is the same boy that I saw yesterday.
    Please guide.

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    Re: like me or like mine?

    Quote Originally Posted by shoaib 1 View Post
    Don't we use 'that' as a combination with 'same' e.g.
    This is the same boy that I saw yesterday.
    Please guide.
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    Hello, Shoaib.

    (1) Mr. Wilson Follett in his Modern American Usage says both as and

    that are correct. I believe that most other books nowadays agree.

    (2) Mr. Follett says we usually use that when we want to define.

    His example: I bought the same brand that I bought the last time.

    It tells you which brand I bought.

    (3) Mr. Follett says we usually use as when we want to show a

    comparison.

    His example: After that experience he was never the same as he

    was before.

    It tells what he was like before the experience and after it.

    (4) So I think you are right:

    This is the same boy that I saw yesterday. (that I saw yesterday

    defines. That is, it tells us which boy.)

    I think many native speakers would even drop that in conversation.

    Thank you

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    Re: like me or like mine?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I think many native speakers would even drop that in conversation.
    Yes, even I would drop it (if possible).
    This is the same boy I saw yesterday.
    He is the fastest boy (that) I've ever seen.


    (Example 2 is different, but even there I would not add the "that").

    Cheers!

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