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    #1

    more time with Bob than me/with me

    Can the second 'with' be omitted?

    Henry spends more time with Tim than (with) me.

    Thank you.

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    Re: more time with Bob than me/with me

    What happened to poor old Bob from the title? Henry and Tim seem to have elbowed him out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: more time with Bob than me/with me

    If you omit the 'with', the sentence could be taken to mean that Henry spends more time with Tim than the speaker does. It does not mean that grammatically (the final pronoun should be 'I' for that meaning), but some native speakers use the inappropriate pronoun in such constructions.

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    Re: more time with Bob than me/with me

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What happened to poor old Bob from the title? Henry and Tim seem to have elbowed him out.
    haahaa....sorry!
    My mistake

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    #5

    Re: more time with Bob than me/with me

    Yes, it can, but there are possible effects on the meaning.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Jan-2017 at 13:53. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: more time with Bob than me/with me

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes, it can, but there are possible effects on the meaning.

    What kind of possible effects?
    Thank you.

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    Re: more time with Bob than me/with me

    See post #3.

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