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15 Mar 2009 — Shorter than

How would you improve this sentence?

 

Eleni and Maria are a bit shorter than me.
Eleni and Maria are a bit shorter than me.

 

 

 

Click the option(s) that improve(s) the sentence.
  

1.

 

Eleni and Maria are shorter than I.

 

 

 

 

2.

Eleni and Maria are as short as me.

 

 

 

 

3.

Eleni and Maria are more short than me.

 

 

 

 

 

This sentence structure can be analyzed in two ways.  In current linguistic analysis, "than" is a preposition.  Furthermore, a preposition may be followed by an accusative noun or a clause. (See link for examples.)

 

 

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