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    #1

    as I did

    Which are correct:

    1) He had as many books as I.
    2) He had as many books as I did.
    3) He had as many books as me.

    I think they all work, but '1' is a bit old-fashioned and '3' is informal.

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    #2

    Re: as I did

    1. is grammatically. correct.
    2. works but "as I had" would be more normal.
    3. is not grammatical but it is very common.

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    #3

    Re: as I did

    Virtually every American uses 2 or 3. Many teachers have tried in vain to get them to use 1. Your textbooks may say that 3 is incorrect but few modern authorities agree.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: as I did

    I think 3 is incorrect because 'as' is a conjunction rather than a preposition there.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: as I did

    I agree with Mike in that I would say:

    He had as as many books as I had.

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