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    atabitaraf is offline Senior Member
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    Default comparative sentences

    Hi there,

    When should I use a verb (be) after then in comparative sentences?
    e.g.
    - This House is bigger than that house (is).
    - He was much better at shooting than I (was).

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    Default Re: comparative sentences

    Your sentences are correct.

    You should say

    My brother is younger than I am.

    But nowadays people do accept

    My brother is younger than me.

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    Default Re: comparative sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Hi there,

    When should I use a verb (be) after then in comparative sentences?
    e.g.
    - This House is bigger than that house (is).
    - He was much better at shooting than I (was).

    Very thanks.

    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) As a learner, you are correct in using the verb after than:

    He is taller than I am.

    (2) Please remember, however, that many native speakers drop the

    verb in conversation:

    She is richer than I.

    (3) Yes, it is true that nowadays many (most?) people say:

    She is richer than me.

    (a) Sometimes, however, I and me are not interchangeable:

    George likes Joe more than me. = George likes Joe more than he

    likes me.

    George likes Joe more than I. = George likes Joe more than I like

    Joe.

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