Do you say "He is taller than I."?

Hi, I have a question to native English speakers.

My grammar book written by an American says as follows.

He is taller than I am.

The sentence can be said as follows:

He is taller than I.

He is taller than me.

However, one of my American friends said that it sounded strange to say, "He is taller than I".

What do you think?

Is it also different between American and British English?

Thanks for your help.

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Here in england where I am from I would say, he is taller than me

    But then again it depends on what sentence it used in like I would say if someone was taller than me I would say he is talking than me or he is taller than I am (anyway's)

    It really depends on how and what sentence like I said hope this helps

  • 8 years ago

    He is taller than I is correct but quite formal English.

    He is taller than me is more usual, although technically incorrect.

    If I were you, I would use: He is taller than me.

    The more formal construction is more common in Britain than in the US, especially from educated speakers.

  • 8 years ago

    i'm English (british) and would just say he's taller than me lol

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    He is taller than me is correct.

  • 8 years ago

    Both ways are correct, but most people would use 'me.'

  • 8 years ago


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