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“than I” vs. “than me” [duplicate]

Between you and me Suhani is intelligent. Neither he nor his brother can walk faster than me. Whom did you mean to hurt by your unkind remarks except Sita and me? In these sentence book uses me (...
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Is it “I” or “me” in “Keep Tom and I/me updated”?

In this case what is correct? Keep Tom and I updated. or Keep Tom and me updated. I understand that me is an object pronoun. And therefore I feel the second option is correct. ...
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correct usage of “you and I/me”

I read from a book that "you and I" replaces "we" in a sentence, while "you and me" replaces "us". Examples: The professor wants to see you and me [us]. You and I [we] will go together. ...
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The indefinite article applied to a group of things

What does applying the indefinite article to a group of things signify? Inside the box was a pen, pencil and eraser. Inside the box was a pen, a pencil and an eraser. Or, perhaps #2 is ...
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Is “she was younger than he” a grammatically correct expression?

I am reading an e-book named In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote, in which I read a sentence as: ...the person he had wished to marry——the sister of a college classmate, a...girl named Bonnie ...
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One adjective for two or more nouns

Could we use one adjective for two nouns? Is the following sentence correct? It has low speed and voltage.
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Special Form of “I”, “Me” [duplicate]

I have two sentences: John, Jane, and I went to the party. He and I went to the party. But I think there is a rule that says a pronoun at the end of a list should be in a special form (for "...
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“Both you and he are very happy” or “Both you and him are very happy”?

It's a sentence on a test paper: Both you and he are very happy. The sentence itself sounds awkward. Let's cast the awkwardness aside and look into the grammar. It's understandable that as part of ...
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A single “of” for a noun and two gerunds?

For example: "Some websites allow categorization, editing, and listening of playlists online." (Wikipedia) As I know, a gerund can't be followed by the preposition "of". Is this sentence wrong, or ...
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Which is more formal: “My parents will reside with me and my family” or “my family and I”?

I am unsure as to which of these seems more formal. My parents will reside with me and my family. or My parents will reside with my family and I. Or is there a better (formal) alternative to ...
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How to parse “one…, the other…” ? Is it a coordinate sentence, which should have a conjunction?

One is Tom, the other is Tom, too. One lives in a big town, the other lives in a small town. I think the sentence above are coordinate clauses. They should have a conjunction. They should be: ...
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“Nobody but he/him was present”?

Nobody but him was present. Nobody but he was present. Which usage is correct? I'm having tough time finding out which case of noun/pronoun should I use in a sentence. I know that I/He/She are ...
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First-person pronouns in coordinate subjects - “Bob and myself are…”

I need help correcting this sentence: Bob and myself are thinking about founding an Internet company. Please tell me why it is incorrect and what the correct subject and verb would be.
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missing commas between coordinate adjectives?

to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that would ensure Iranˈs nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. As I see, in the noun phrase a mutually-agreed long-term ...
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Is it “he” or “him” in the sentence?

I read a sentence in a news paper and it was like Abhinav Bindra's final Olympics finished in the most agonising manner when the Indian shooter lost out in a shootout after both him and Serhiy ...
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The structure of a sentence in “A Living and a Dead Faith” by William Cowper

From "A Living and a Dead Faith" by William Cowper (part of the "Olney Hymns"): With golden bells, the priestly vest, And rich pomegranates border'd round, The need of holiness expressed, And ...
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When to use I vs me

For a while, I had thought that if you are including yourself in a sentence with another subject, you always use I. John and I are going to the movies tonight. However, I heard today that you need ...
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Omission of auxiliary verbs in coordinated clauses

Can I write This approach has been supported by the academic community and has been followed by some commercial approaches or This approach has been supported by the academic community and ...
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Should I use part participle form of every verb that follow “would have”?

I wrote a sentence on my own jokingly. How cool would it be, if I could have infiltrated the Kremlin, steal the Tsar's throne and return to my peaceful home unharmed Regarding that sentence my ...
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Subjective or Objective pronoun in this case?

I have recently been considering the correct use of "I" and "Me" in this particular case; Someone posted a picture of themselves, standing next to a celebrity, on a social media site, with the caption ...