Tag: comparative-constructions

17 Is it "less than" or "lesser than"? 2013-01-31T12:05:43.330

13 Can fat change into muscle, or not? What does "Fat cannot change into muscle any more than muscle can change into fat." mean? 2020-08-03T07:10:50.350

10 "More handsome" or "handsomer"? 2013-02-25T01:20:38.843

10 ''You're tall as your father" is this sentence absurd? 2015-11-21T17:57:10.420

9 Seemingly unnecessary verbs in comparisons 2017-06-27T23:37:44.583

8 With what does ‘far fewer’ compare in this example? 2013-02-19T12:56:56.443

8 Converting from "too" to "enough" 2013-04-03T21:05:30.343

8 "My pet's body size is like that of a rabbit" - or "like that of a rabbit's"? May we use the double possessive? 2015-07-17T04:39:40.137

7 Does the phrase "more obvious" mean "just barely noticeable among many" in certain contexts? 2019-03-10T11:14:50.617

6 Can there be no 'a' between such and a noun? 2013-05-15T09:28:26.640

6 "better" vs "best" 2017-01-17T18:49:18.547

6 A question about age comparison 2017-07-27T17:09:13.507

6 You're taller than (it) is described (Is the omission of 'it' obligatory?) 2019-02-21T03:56:39.270

5 Where is the subject in "[...] weaker than would otherwise have been the case"? 2014-03-27T15:57:43.327

5 Ellipsis in Comparatives (CGEL 2002) 2014-08-22T19:35:56.767

5 "a so enjoyable party" or "so enjoyable a party" 2014-11-18T11:07:14.603

5 Can I say "in a same way"? 2015-04-19T20:35:18.327

5 “there’s more involved”—where’s the noun? 2015-06-14T14:51:10.833

5 What is the subject when it's omitted after the comparison? 2016-03-30T02:07:17.953

5 Was Jeremy Corbyn making a comparison? 2016-06-30T22:46:04.690

5 Is it 'lesser' or 'less' when describing an amount of water? 2017-04-06T06:44:42.433

5 Can we invert comparative sentences? 2017-06-19T13:22:06.640

4 "No more than" — comparing two clauses 2013-12-24T15:38:13.717

4 "As important as" or "As importantly as" 2014-11-01T10:57:37.557

4 as much memory {as / as is } absolutely necessary 2014-12-18T05:57:48.930

4 "Dole out the beatings" & "a pinky back into this pond" 2015-04-11T14:12:07.767

4 as has happened 2015-10-04T20:04:28.527

4 "The more ... the more" construction 2015-10-17T11:19:42.323

4 Is it wrong to use "more X than Y" structure before verbs? 2016-09-02T10:05:19.733

4 Help understanding long sentence from NY times 2016-11-11T10:51:54.670

4 "More" and "most" with some adjectives 2017-06-26T12:57:18.480

4 How do you say two or several things are about equivalent to each other in English? 2017-07-08T16:04:20.110

4 What does "more happy than surprised" mean, and why not use "happier than"? 2018-12-30T07:01:04.123

3 "$25 more than" vs "$25 more than what"? 2014-10-09T09:47:55.913

3 A is as [adjective] as B does? 2014-10-31T16:00:33.327

3 Who do you like most to invite vs Who would you most like to invite 2016-03-05T21:38:41.123

3 Is the phrase «as general an answer as possible» correct? 2016-07-15T20:31:47.290

3 What is the grammar of this sentence? 2016-09-02T04:27:23.340

3 Can you clear my this confusion between "no" and "not"? 2016-09-06T15:24:28.020

3 "not so good as" or "not as good as" - Which is grammatically correct? 2016-12-13T13:34:52.557

3 Is such writing okay in the sentence? 2017-12-28T04:17:25.280

3 is "Cleaner the room is Healthier it will be" grammatically correct? 2018-05-08T06:30:20.660

3 why can we say "faster than necessary" but not "closer than safe" 2018-11-18T11:25:00.840

3 “… more suited.” vs “…more suitable.” 2019-06-03T12:33:59.660

3 The ambiguous meaning of "He is better." 2020-05-04T09:06:54.327

2 CONFUSION IN sentences formation 2014-03-02T14:37:42.883

2 What does this comparison mean? 2014-06-19T13:35:02.737

2 Such As Relate To 2014-06-29T11:53:15.827

2 As Allowed By Law 2014-07-03T13:55:17.430

2 "the more.... the more..." structure 2014-10-08T05:06:57.513

2 Does this sentence mean what I intended it to mean? 2014-10-14T03:19:52.967

2 ten times {as / more} intelligent 2014-12-12T15:24:26.540

2 Which is better between "Friends you have more, more powerful you became" and "More friends you have, more power you will will have"? 2015-02-05T13:05:46.420

2 Are these comparative subordination examples, with 'than', missing prepositions? 2015-02-15T20:03:56.683

2 'A better striker was playing for them than we have.' 2015-02-15T20:07:41.427

2 the more the merrier - definite article used as an Adverb? 2015-06-24T18:28:23.357

2 "Such lyrics as" vs "Lyrics such as" 2015-08-08T15:26:56.197

2 "three times as much as" vs. "three times more" 2015-10-21T13:04:59.903

2 Who can be a member in "Membership was restricted to people over 30"? 2015-11-07T12:45:17.943

2 Is "The top gets higher, the more that I climb" correct? 2015-11-19T17:02:53.660

2 adjective + than OR comparative + than 2016-02-03T07:27:59.943

2 Sentence construction, and meaning 2016-02-29T16:57:49.543

2 as troubling as rewarding? 2016-07-22T02:24:11.827

2 Use of "would rather" with different subjects 2016-09-23T13:09:16.610

2 "Computers are as essential as mobile phones for us" or "Computers are as essential for us as mobile phones." 2016-09-24T09:31:33.913

2 "Not that fast a car" "Not that good an idea" 2016-10-09T05:02:40.063

2 "He won't (likely) be... so much... as for..." How can I paraphrase it? 2016-11-27T02:26:21.510

2 Is the phrase "didn't miss the target by too far" grammatical/idiomatic? 2017-01-19T06:57:33.853

2 Is this sentence correct- I'll be coming later than him? 2017-02-03T12:27:46.547

2 more than (comparative forms) 2017-04-07T17:57:51.720

2 They kill as many people as not: what words are omitted? 2017-06-10T12:31:48.413

2 Is "than was wise" grammatically correct? 2017-07-23T01:59:44.503

2 "found him brighter than during our meeting" – unmatched comparison with 'than' 2017-08-25T09:08:08.000

2 Syntax of the Comparative Clause Construction in English 2018-03-24T17:06:53.810

2 "Sooner forgotten" Why is it not "soon forgotten"? 2018-04-18T17:51:13.523

2 Why do we need the first "as" in comparative structures like "The apple is *as* big as a watermelon." 2018-04-24T08:13:05.180

2 difference between twice as ... as and twice more than 2018-06-22T12:04:37.973

2 Confusing about phrase which I should use after "than" 2018-08-20T17:22:26.957

2 You're causing more problems for yourself than you're solving (problems) for me 2019-02-16T04:59:52.687

2 You're taller than (is/are) described 2019-02-20T02:57:04.273

1 How can this as~as structure be parsed? 2013-05-03T10:40:44.950

1 Is this sentence correct grammatically? 2014-01-18T20:33:45.617

1 The usage of 'so...as...' 2014-06-25T16:42:31.293

1 How many “as”es are required in “as X as Y”? 2014-07-17T14:14:46.187

1 As-modifier In Noun Phrase Near Beginning 2014-08-02T14:36:00.270

1 What is this 'so old... as seeming to' construction? 2014-08-29T13:42:44.667

1 Sentence with comparison 2014-09-15T23:09:15.153

1 as + adjective + noun + as 2014-12-03T20:49:55.167

1 Is "more better" ungrammatical? 2015-01-19T18:50:09.270

1 Ellipsis after negative comparative with 'than'? 2015-02-15T19:48:58.967

1 plump "as" she had become 2015-02-21T14:21:06.380

1 B devours itself as a shadowed figure {returns / returning} 2015-08-06T10:17:20.387

1 Meaning of "no more than" in the sentence 2015-09-29T04:43:14.673

1 What's as…as mean in this sentence? 2015-10-14T03:42:59.150

1 the + adjective + -er 2015-11-13T04:42:59.167

1 The same construction, the opposite meaning: "no more .. than" 2015-12-13T13:55:15.830

1 lower grades than her / lower grades than she did / lower grades than she got 2016-02-06T01:22:15.583

1 are deaths in 2006 more than total of combat deaths of two world wars? 2016-03-11T16:38:29.643

1 How to use "more" as adjective and adverb 2016-04-26T08:45:47.790