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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.

 

Select one or more options and read the feedback.

 

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.)