Which of the following, if any, is correct?

  • You answered the same questions as me.
  • You answered the same questions as I did.
  • You answered the same questions as I have.

How can you tell? I tried Googling it, but I only get Breaking Bad references.

I also saw this, but I don't know how it would apply in this context.


The first two are both fine. The third one doesn't work because there is no have in the main sentence, so the tenses don't match, which sounds odd. But

You have answered the same questions as I have.

would be fine.

  • I don't think the first one is correct. It's common to say things that way, but I don't believe it's grammatical. – user139454 Nov 6 '15 at 1:12
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    It is perfectly grammatical, and the people who claim otherwise prefer a set of arbitrary made-up rules to understanding how English actually works. – Colin Fine Nov 6 '15 at 1:15
  • Then I guess I have "no understanding of the grammar of English." – user139454 Nov 6 '15 at 1:16
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    Sorry, @amt528 - I edited my comment to something a bit less dismissive, which is why your comment no longer seems to follow. – Colin Fine Nov 6 '15 at 1:17
  • @amt528 I think it depends on the context. – user140086 Nov 6 '15 at 4:12

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