Registered User中級員 / Chuukyuuin / Member
- Jun 25, 2006
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This is true, how we were taught in elementary school is that it isn't grammatically correct if you can't flip flop the subject and object and still have a working sentence. For example:I don't have exact references at this point, but I have been taught (a long time ago, around 12-13 years, so the conventions may have changed) that "He's older than me." would be grammatically incorrect. "He is older than I am" is the more complete form, and the "am" is usually discarded, making "He is older than I" the more grammatically correct form.
He is older than I. (Grammatically correct)
He is older than me. (Conversationally correct)
I am older than he. (Grammatically correct)
Me is older than he. (Grammatically & conversationally incorrect, since "me" is not a subject pronoun)
Most people in conversation will use the grammatically incorrect one, and in fact it sounds kind of weird and makes you sound old or too formal if you use the grammatically correct one.