"...than us" or "...than we"


1. The boys got more advance warning about the race than we.

2. The boys got more advance warning about the race than us.

Are either sentences correct as is?

See example:

The boys got more advance warning about the race than us.
asked Aug 20 '12 at 17:15 Geordan Logan New member

1 answer


OK! Apparently your version of grammarly works exactly the same as does my version.


Now, what do you think about the sentences grammatically?


If the sentences said only warning, rather than advance warning, would either be correct?

link answered Aug 20 '12 at 17:27 Geordan Logan New member

Please calm down. You will find on this forum, anything you post is fair game for critique, even if it doesn't answer your specific question. Also many -- most -- here do not use the Grammarly checker. Redundancy was a big topic last week and Sanjay offered his two cents, having been sensitized to the topic a few days ago. Everyone who answers here is doing it to have fun (we are all volunteers). Getting upset with an answer just makes people less likely to respond to any future question you might have.

Jeff PribylAug 20 '12 at 19:59

Jeff, please forgive my haphazzard use of the exclamation mark--I assume that is why you think I need to calm down. I should have used a question mark (as in OK?). I was befuddled by Sanjay's response, because I have been struggling to get Grammarly to recognize even the simplest of grammatical errors. I thought that perhaps I was not using the software appropriately. What Sanjay did was confirm that I was using the software correctly. I am sure you now understand why I might be just slightly upset. Afterall, spending $139 on software that finds nothing wrong with sentences like, "I will try and do it" or "The lawyer called their clients" is disturbing.

Geordan LoganAug 20 '12 at 20:12

I actually find the service useful, but then I do not have the expectation that it will catch everything. Nor do I blindly assume that it is right. It does make me think twice about many things -- am I right or is the software? Often I discover something new. I also use Grammarly in conjunction with about five other tools - some free and some not. Grammarly does the best job of catching pure grammar effors, not perfect but better than others. Other tools catch a variety of other error types that Grammarly misses. Despite all that automation, my human editor still finds issues.

Jeff PribylAug 20 '12 at 21:21

"effors"? Oh well, touch typing and answering the phone at the same time. Errors.

Jeff PribylAug 20 '12 at 21:22

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