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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.

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    There 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 Jun 15 '17 at 16:28
  • @sumelic Either that, or the OP has typoed elder for older. – P. E. Dant Jun 15 '17 at 16:43
  • @DhanrajKumar Do you know what an objective pronoun is? – P. E. Dant Jun 15 '17 at 16:44
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    You 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 Jun 15 '17 at 18:31
  • @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 Jun 15 '17 at 18:51