I or me?!
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I or me?!
I wrote "my wife is more adaptable than me" and it sounded wrong. I tried "my wife is more adaptable than I" and it seemed pompous. I settled on "my wife is more adaptable than I am". I then asked my son, a former English major. He said "me" was correct as it was the object rather than the subject, and "I am" is completely wrong because it adds an unnecessary verb.
Is he right? Why does "I am" sound so right?