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    Default Need advice on Pronouns, thanks teachers!

    Hello teachers,

    Which one is correct with the use of pronouns below? Thanks

    1. My sister is studying in the same school as I am.

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    2. My sister is studying in the same school as me.

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    Default Re: Need advice on Pronouns, thanks teachers!

    In (1) the 'I' is required because you also supplied the verb 'am', and it is a much better structure, the only formally correct one.

    (2) is becoming as acceptable as 'My sister is studying in the same school as I' through popular usage.

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    Thank you for your advice, teacher Mister Micawber!

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    Default Re: Need advice on Pronouns, thanks teachers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
    In (1) the 'I' is required because you also supplied the verb 'am', and it is a much better structure, the only formally correct one.

    (2) is becoming as acceptable as 'My sister is studying in the same school as I' through popular usage.
    I agree.

    However, number two is correct.

    One might not simply call it correct if one is thinking of the critics who are mentioned at the end of this usage note. Of course, in any form of "academic" or formal business writing, I would not advise using the form shown in sentence number 2. However, I see nothing wrong with calling it correct. The only reason we would avoid it would be to ward off the grammar police.

    So, if the question is, "Can you say it?" Yes, you can say it.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=8&q=than

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    Default Re: Need advice on Pronouns, thanks teachers!

    You're taller than me.

    You're taller than I am.

    One can get around this issue by simply using a verb - a clause - instead of an object or a subject pronoun alone.

    Saying "You're taller than I." sounds just about as strange as saying "It's I."

    It's me.

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