I was reading about comparative & superlative and saw this sentence in the example

Er ist stärker als ich

Both pronouns er and ich take nominative case that make me unsure if this sentence is written right or not. Isn't it should be mir or mich (I think it's mir but I'm not sure)

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    Your example is perfectly fine.
    – Ingmar
    Aug 29, 2015 at 18:36
  • Hi, can you explain why the object then take nominative case but not dative or accusative. Is it happen only for comparative sentence
    – aukxn
    Aug 29, 2015 at 18:39
  • In a comparison you usually have to nominatives: who is stronger/bigger/whatever than who?
    – Ingmar
    Aug 29, 2015 at 19:32

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The cases of the two things that are compared agree:

Er ist stärker als ich.

Das bereitet ihm stärker als mir Probleme.

Das betrifft ihn stärker als mich.

Das ist stärker sein als mein Problem.

(Not quite happy with all of these examples.)

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    Why not replace "stärker" with "mehr"? It will be difficult to find examples for all cases with "stärker".
    – dirkt
    Aug 30, 2015 at 9:38

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