as disheveled as: 'I' or 'Me'

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leetaicho

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Mexican Spanish
I'd like to know when it is correct to use I or me as the situation demands.

For example, if I say:

That is a very expensive necklace, it doesn't suit someone as disheveled as I.

Is it the same as:

That is a very expensive necklace, it doesn't suit someone as disheveled as me.

It's just that I have occasionally seen that it isn't correct to use 'me', but it wasn't explicit as for the reason why.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    I'd like to know when it is correct to use I or me as the situation demands.

    For example, if I say:

    That is a very expensive necklace, it doesn't suit someone as disheveled as I.

    Is it the same as:

    That is a very expensive necklace, it doesn't suit someone as disheveled as me.

    It's just that I have occasionally seen that it isn't correct to use 'me', but it wasn't explicit as for the reason why.
    There are lots of previous threads, leetaicho.

    Formal:
    That is a very expensive necklace, it doesn't suit someone as disheveled as I.

    Formal and informal:
    That is a very expensive necklace, it doesn't suit someone as disheveled as I am.

    Informal:
    That is a very expensive necklace, it doesn't suit someone as disheveled as me.
     

    Forero

    Senior Member
    In a formal context, I would only use Loob's "Formal and informal" version. Leaving I stranded without a verb jars my senses. To me, the first version (ending in I) is confusing because I am tempted to read it as "It doesn't suit someone as disheveled as I do." Then I have to ask myself "What?", and then back track and imagine an am. That really only takes me a few of milliseconds, but making the am explicit saves me both the jarred senses and the back tracking.
     
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