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Can we use
Hello My dear colleagues
I studied before that we should put subjective pronouns after "than" in this sentence " You are older than I" But I saw a sentence in Cambridge Dic. Just because you´re older than me does´nt mean you can tell me what to do.
Can you tell me why????? 

26 Oct 2023      

United Kingdom

Hi there! Most people would say better than me, better than him/her/them.
I googled Merriam Webster, which says that people using the subject pronoun are grammar enthusiasts who believe that than can only be a conjunction. However, it can also be a preposition, which it is here. 

28 Oct 2023     

United Kingdom

I agree with cunliffe. Both of those usages are correct. 
Cunliffe�s worksheets are quite nice, as well. Why not check them out, anyone reading this?  

28 Oct 2023     


@Mandolina, I fully agree with you. Cunliffe�s worksheets are not only nice, but they are also original and easy to use. They are written in beautiful language by a native speaker, and they always come with the answer key. I used to follow her work and read her stories with excitement. I always thought she should have either sold them individually or collected and published them in a book. However, just like Karagozian, she never listens to my advice!

28 Oct 2023     

United Kingdom

Bless you, Ruta! 

29 Oct 2023     

United Kingdom

I think Mandonlina�s worksheets are very nice, too. They are almost as good as Cunliffe�s. 

30 Oct 2023     

United Kingdom

Thank you very much spinney! I keep trying but I will never match cunliffe

31 Oct 2023