23b With Incomplete Comparisons

When using pronouns to compare two nouns, avoid using incomplete sentence structures or elliptical constructions. Such sentences omit words and require careful use of pronouns. Be sure sentences convey the meaning that you intend them to convey.

  • James likes sailing more than I.

This sentence means that James likes sailing more than I like sailing. The writer has omitted "more than I like sailing."

  • James likes sailing more than me.

This sentence means that James likes sailing more than he likes me. The writer has omitted "more than he likes me."