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Diana, who finds grammar & languages very interesting. asks...
"You would know better than I." in my opinion, the above sentence is (so obviously) grammatically correct, but i can't locate a grammar rule on any of the websites to confirm my belief.
Anne answers...
You are absolutely correct, and here is why. There is a missing, yet understood, word in the sentence; and that word is "know." The real meaning of the sentence is "You would know better than I know." If we insert the second "know" it's immediately clear that I is the right choice as the subject of "know." We would not say, "You would know better than me know."
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