Comparisons using verb "to be."

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Which is correct: A. The new boss is younger than I. or. B. The new boss is younger than me.

asked Jun 26 '13 at 00:32 Becky New member

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I don't agree. The word 'than' can be seen as preposition (which will be followed by the objective 'me') or as a subordinating conjunction (which will be followed by the subjective 'I' - as in the other responses). Thing is, the clause 'I am' is not given. This may be implied, but it may also not be implied. For me, it's more correct to say that either option is correct, depending on whose opinion you listen to, and that assuming that 'than' is a conjunction is not a sine qua non.

link comment answered Jun 26 '13 at 14:24 Ahmad Barnard Expert
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"Younger than I am."

link comment answered Jun 26 '13 at 12:07 Kimberly Expert

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