Pronoun case with comparisons 1

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Unlike nouns, pronouns change their form depending on what they are doing in the sentence. As a result, writers are often confused about whether to use a subject pronoun (I, he, she, we, they) or an object pronoun (me, him, her, us, them). They are even more confused when the pronoun follows a comparison. In the comparisons below, choose the correct subject or object pronoun.

Tip: Words are usually left out of sentences with comparisons. To choose the correct pronoun, complete the comparison by mentally adding the missing words. For instance, when the words in brackets are added to the following examples, it becomes easier to see what pronoun is needed: Ted is as tall as I [am]. You gave a bigger piece of cake to Sylvie than [you gave to] me.

Date modified: 2020-08-24

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