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    #1

    She's as old as me/I am

    1. She's as old as me.
    2. She's as old as I am.
    3. you're taller than me.
    4. you're taller than I am.

    Are there any differences in the above sentences?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: She's as old as me/I am

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. She's as old as me.
    2. She's as old as I am.
    3. you're taller than me.
    4. you're taller than I am.

    Are there any differences in the above sentences?

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    Yes. Technically, 1 and 3 are not grammatical, although they are common in casual use. Numbers 2 and 4 are grammatical.
    Numbers 1 and 3 would be grammatical (and formal) if "me" is replaced by "I".

    You should have capitalized the first word in sentences 3 and 4.

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    Re: She's as old as me/I am

    I dare to disagree a bit. They are all grammatical, since as and than can be viewed as being either a conjunction or prepostion. After prepositions, you can only use a pronoun in the objective.

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    #4

    Re: She's as old as me/I am

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I dare to disagree a bit. They are all grammatical, since as and than can be viewed as being either a conjunction or prepostion. After prepositions, you can only use a pronoun in the objective.
    The use of "than" as a preposition is accepted by some and rejected by others. American Heritage Dictionary marks it as a "usage problem". "As" can be used as a preposition, but when it is used in a comparison "as...as", it is considered to be a conjunction, at least in formal English.

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    #5

    Re: She's as old as me/I am

    Oh yes. That's where the issue stems from, I believe - different views. Mine is in line with that of Fowler's on this subject.

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