Why should the word "I" be replaced with "me" in this sentence?


Question is Identify grammatical errors in this sentence.


Though I am elder than my Brother by five years, he is more successful in life than me.

My Lecture told me word than should be replace with word to & also word me should replaced with word I.

Which is really made confused, Actually word than me make more sense to say than word than I.

The Hawk

Posted 2017-06-15T16:26:06.237

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Question was closed 2017-06-15T18:34:15.000

1There are two "than"s in the sentence. I assume your instructor wanted the first one to be replaced with "to", but I think you should make it clear by writing the instructor's preferred version of the sentence (I'm guessing it is "Though I am elder to my Brother by five years, he is more successful in life than I"). – sumelic – 2017-06-15T16:28:51.290

@sumelic Either that, or the OP has typoed elder for older. – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica – 2017-06-15T16:43:02.177

@DhanrajKumar Do you know what an objective pronoun is? – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica – 2017-06-15T16:44:50.343

1You would use "I" rather than "me" because there is an implied "am" there. You haven't put the verb there, but it's impliedly there. i.e. "he is more successful in life than I [am]." – Jim MacKenzie – 2017-06-15T18:31:38.997

@P.E.Dant Thank you! By the way, I want to make certain to indicate that implying "am" here is perfectly acceptable. It can be stated, but it is commonly implied in similar situations in English, both written and spoken. – Jim MacKenzie – 2017-06-15T18:51:12.590

@JimMacKenzie Than has been a bone of contention for centuries. See Ben Kovitz's marvelous digression here. Belief in the implied (or elided) am indicates membership in the Conjunction cadre. As Ben says, we must take sides!

– P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica – 2017-06-15T20:03:32.933

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