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    rebel like me

    A)He's the rebel like me.
    B)He's a rebel like me.
    C)He's rebel like me.

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    I think that A) is correct. Am I wrong?

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    Re: rebel like me

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    A)He's the rebel like me.
    B)He's a rebel like me.
    C)He's rebel like me.

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    I think that A) is correct. Am I wrong?
    B) is correct.


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    Re: rebel like me

    Thank you. And if I want to emphasis the fact, that he is the same kind of a rebel like me, could it be "He's that rebel like me." or "He's the same rebel as me."?

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    Re: rebel like me

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    Thank you. And if I want to emphasis the fact, that he is the same kind of a rebel like me, could it be "He's that rebel like me." or "He's the same rebel as me."?
    He's the same type of rebel as me/I am".

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    Re: rebel like me

    Is "he's a rebel like me" really correct? Shouldn't it read "he's a rebel like I" or "he's a rebel like I am."

    I thought "he's a rebel like me" was informal English.


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    Re: rebel like me

    I think that "He is a rebel like I." is used less than "He is a rebel like me."

    Btw. "like I" sounds kind of "weird" to me.

    "He is a rebel like I am" is according to me... the best way for formal usage.

    [I'm not a teacher]

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