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    lagoo is offline Member
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    He is wiser than me.

    (1-a) He is wiser than me.
    (1-b) He is wiser than I.
    Which one is correct?


    (2-a) There's lots of work to do.
    (2-b) There's lots of work to be done.
    Which one is correct?
    Is there any difference between (2-a) and (2-b)?
    Last edited by lagoo; 07-Sep-2017 at 10:02.

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    Re: He is wiser than me.

    They are all commonly used in colloquial English.

    Others will no doubt comment on aspects of more formal usage.

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    Re: He is wiser than me.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: He is wiser than me.

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    (1-a) He is wiser than me.
    (1-b) He is wiser than I.
    Which one is correct?
    Your teacher may tell you that only B is correct. In fact, nearly every Anglophone would say A, and well-informed teachers say either one is correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: He is wiser than me.

    I would say there's a third option which is less common than "than me" but more common than "than I":

    - He is wiser than I am.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He is wiser than me.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would say there's a third option which is less common than "than me" but more common than "than I":

    - He is wiser than I am.
    The site Matthew linked to in post #3 recommends that solution.
    I am not a teacher.

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