me or I

United States
October 5, 2006 2:36pm CST
what makes sense? Younger than I Younger than Me ???
19 responses
• United States
15 Oct 06
the only correct way is to use "younger than I": when in doubt simply continue the sentance normally and see what works, for instance you could not say younger than me am.....it is younger than i am.
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• United States
15 Oct 06
I vote I. Not that it sounds any better than me, but the question wasn't what sounds better it was what made sense, and according to the english language, I would have to agree with I.
@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
15 Oct 06
To use 'me' or 'I' is always confusing to most people. According to my elements of grammar book it says the rule is that when it follows 'as' or 'than', it takes the form it would have if the sentence was actually completed. Example: He is younger than I (am.) The word am is what completes the sentence. By saying 'he is younger than I' is an incomplete sentence. Try it the same way using 'me': He is younger than me (am.) Doesn't fit right if you finish the sentence the whole way. Same thing with 'we' and 'us'...Example: The Blake family are better travelers than we (we are.) Yes, us, or me, might sound better in the above examples, but technically they are not correct because they're incomplete sentences. Geez, I even had to look it up to make sure, like I said everyone has trouble with it! It's no wonder why people say English is the hardest language to learn to speak.
@hdyggs (685)
• United States
17 Oct 06
EITHER IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW YOU USE IT NEW ENGLISH OR OLD ENGLISH LIKE YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN ME OR YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN I.
@hdyggs (685)
• United States
17 Oct 06
YES PEOPLE DID TALK LIKE THAT YOU ARE YUONGER THAN I.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 06
Me sound better.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
19 Oct 06
I think thats depend on when we use it.
• United States
19 Oct 06
I believe it would be younger than I.
• United States
19 Oct 06
Younger than I makes more sense.
@twmoores (567)
• United States
19 Oct 06
me
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
19 Oct 06
I think "younger than me" sounds better. But an english teacher would tell you that "younger than I" is the correct way of saying it.
@moneymind (10524)
• Philippines
19 Oct 06
i say younger the me. greetings. : )
• Singapore
19 Oct 06
It should be "younger than I am". But most of us shorten it and drop the "am". I know a lot of people say "younger than me" but then that's the state of the language nowadays. We all make lots of mistakes in daily use and the English language is slowly eroding away, what with the so-called internet-speak, sms-speak and whatnot. Whilst "my friends and I" would be the proper way, many of us choose to say "me and my friends" simply because it sounds better.
• United States
18 Oct 06
It depends on where it is in the sentence. If it is something like : "Mac is younger than" it would be I.
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Either one makes sense, since we hear both daily. But, "I" is correct. There are some very good posts here on this subject. We all use incorrect words daily...just a bad habit.
@Pythonis (233)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Younger than me is the correct form.
• Hyderabad, India
15 Oct 06
it has no sence
@rmuxagirl (7569)
• United States
15 Oct 06
younger then me sounds better, but grammatically it's younger than I.
@indiandevil (2100)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
15 Oct 06
Younger than I is the proper way. But most of us use slang instead of proper english, anyway. It goes the same as ain't there really is no such word but we all use it. We say what sounds better to us...it doesn't mean it's proper
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
15 Oct 06
Younger than I would be the proper way..but more people use me.
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
15 Oct 06
Younger than me
@pontgtp (970)
• United States
15 Oct 06
Cant help but wonder,who`s younger than you? Is it a problem?