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Grammar question: More knowledgeable than "I" or "me"?


icysakura 4 / 8  
Dec 19, 2009   #1
"This problem has occupied the minds of experts vastly more knowledgeable than I"
Should it be "more knowledgeable than me"?
I've said both out loud dozens of times and cannot remember which is the grammatically correct one.
Thank you!

NightRaven 1 / 11  
Dec 20, 2009   #2
Grammatically, and logically, it IS: "This problem has occupied the minds of experts who were more knowledgeable than me."

OR:
"This problem has occurred in the minds of experts, who were more knowledgable than me."
hiddenoasis 1 / 7  
Dec 20, 2009   #3
actually no, the correct grammar is "I"

there is a law in grammar that allows you to remove a repeated verb, but you must keep the subject in the correct form. in this case it would read:

"This problem has occupied the minds of experts vastly more knowledgeable than I (am)"

and it doesn't need to be past tense as nightraven implied because the experts are currently more knowledgable than you (are). (((there's that rule again! haha)))
Keng 39 / 134  
Dec 20, 2009   #4
You are more knowledgeable than I This sentence means You both are knowledgeable, but who is better,

You are more knowledgeable than me. You become an instructor to help other people do their homework.

Here are my suggestions
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,335 129  
Dec 21, 2009   #5
Yes, this is a tough one!! :-) here is something to help explain
grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/than-I-versus-than-me.aspx
daisyx3 4 / 17  
Dec 21, 2009   #6
If you put I, you have to put a verb after it.
In this case, the correct way to say it would be "more knowledgeable than me"
OP icysakura 4 / 8  
Dec 21, 2009   #7
hehe it does seem a little confusing.
Thanks everybody for the help!
Thank you EF_Kevin for the helpful link.
(And just in case anyone is wondering, in my essay I'm using "I" instead of "me")
timeturner36 8 / 26  
Dec 21, 2009   #8
I would actually write "you are more knowledge than I am". That solves all of your problems, plus neither "I" nor "me" would work since you are comparing a quality and not the persons themselves.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,335 129  
Dec 24, 2009   #9
I would actually write "you are more knowledge than I am".

Oh! you are so smart. I wish I had thought to say that. I agree, this is the best advice. What an interesting thread this is...We need your help! :-)


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