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Sometimes I think everybody works faster than me. (A) everybody works

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Sometimes I think everybody works faster than me.

(A) everybody works faster than me.
(B) everybody works faster than I.
(C) everyone works more quickly than me.
(D) everybody works more quickly than I do.
(E) everybody works faster than I work.

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14 Jul 2019, 03:02
Sometimes I think everybody works faster than me.

(A) everybody works faster than me.
"everybody" is the subject, so "I" should be used instead of "me"

(B) everybody works faster than I.
Correct answer.

(C) everyone works more quickly than me.
"everyone" is the subject, so "I" should be used instead of "me"

(D) everybody works more quickly than I do.
"more quickly" changes the meaning.

(E) everybody works faster than I work.
"I work" is not needed.
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16 Jul 2019, 09:48
i dont understand why there is no "do" at the end. I fill it should be "everyone works faster than i do". Thats why i choose D even though it change faster to more quickly.
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16 Jul 2019, 09:56
Hey, I don't agree with A being wrong here..
That's how we speak. It's not a good question, because it differentiates between American English and British English, according to me.

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18 Jul 2019, 01:39
WiziusCareers1 wrote:
Sometimes I think everybody works faster than me.

(A) everybody works faster than me.
"everybody" is the subject, so "I" should be used instead of "me"

(B) everybody works faster than I.
Correct answer.

(C) everyone works more quickly than me.
"everyone" is the subject, so "I" should be used instead of "me"

(D) everybody works more quickly than I do.
"more quickly" changes the meaning.

(E) everybody works faster than I work.
"I work" is not needed.

Hello Wizius,

Can you please explain why we can't use "me" here ?
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18 Jul 2019, 01:41
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Sometimes I think everybody works faster than me.

(A) everybody works faster than me.
(B) everybody works faster than I.
(C) everyone works more quickly than me.
(D) everybody works more quickly than I do.
(E) everybody works faster than I work.

Source: Nova GMAT
Difficulty Level: 600

Hello Sajjad,

Can you please provide OE ?
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18 Jul 2019, 02:21
Official Explanation

Choice (A) is incorrect because it uses the objective me after the comparative than.

Choice (B) is the correct answer. The pronoun I is the subject of do, which is the verb that is understood and not expressed.

Choice (C) throws in substitute wording without catching the error.

Choice (D) inserts the unnecessary verb do and changes faster to more quickly.

Choice (E) is another attempt to fix the sentence by completing it with a verb. Although this version caught the need for the subjective pronoun, it made an unnecessary change in wording.

The answer is (B).

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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Sometimes I think everybody works faster than me.

(A) everybody works faster than me.
(B) everybody works faster than I.
(C) everyone works more quickly than me.
(D) everybody works more quickly than I do.
(E) everybody works faster than I work.

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Difficulty Level: 600

Hello Sajjad,

Can you please provide OE ?

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26 Jul 2019, 20:09
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Could you please help us understand this example better?

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Could you please help us understand this example better?

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I

I is the first person singular subject pronoun, which means that it refers to the person performing the action of a verb.

I want to go.

This is the one I like.

You and I need to get ready.

Me

Me is an object pronoun, which means that it refers to the person that the action of a verb is being done to, or to which a preposition refers.

David told me to leave.

He gave me ten dollars.

Between you and me, this is a bad idea.

She needs to talk to Joe or me.

Same is also true for "We" vs "Us". Here is a list of subject and corresponding object pronouns:

Subject Pronoun
I
We
He
She
You
They

Object Pronoun
Me
Us
Him
Her
Yours/ Yourself
Them/ Themselves

He told Tom and (I or me?) to get ready.
He told I to get ready? NO
He told me to get ready? YES
Therefore, He told Tom and me to get ready.

If John and (I or me?) get married, we'll have two kids.
If me get married? NO
If I get married? YES
Therefore, If John and I get married, we'll have two kids.

Just between you and (I or me?), this is a bad idea.
Because "between" needs to be followed by a plural, we'll use "we" and "us" to figure this out.
Just between we? NO
Just between us? YES
Just between you and me, this is a bad idea.

And whatever you do, please don't use a subject pronoun and object pronoun together.

He and I - correct: "He and I are going to town."
Him and me - correct: "She told him and me the truth."
Him and I - WRONG
He and me - WRONG
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28 Jul 2019, 03:11
testpv wrote:
VeritasKarishma GMATNinja

Could you please help us understand this example better?

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I don't like the question.

There is no reason to prefer "faster" over "more quickly". Either can work. Use of "I do" is not incorrect though "do" is implied even if it is not mentioned. Considering the sentence has a few words only, brevity doesn't account for much.

Since it is a comparison, it is better to compare the nominative case "everybody" with nominative case "I". The use of "me" is acceptable in spoken English but most people will use "I" formally.
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