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Dubbing animations and movies is much harder than dubbing documentaries.

Is it necessary to repeat dubbing here?

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    "more harder" is ungrammatical. The repetition of dubbing is OK. I would recommend it, for clarity, but native speakers often would not repeat it. You could always recast: Documentaries are much harder to dub than animations and movies. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 22 '16 at 15:43
  • @tromano thank, "much more" was copied by mistake from the original text of a learner. – Ahmad Nov 22 '16 at 17:15
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    I had it backwards in my suggested recast, but you get the idea. That recast should say "Documentaries are much easier to dub than animations or movies" or "Animations and movies are much harder to dub than documentaries". – Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 22 '16 at 17:58
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If you don't care for the repetition, try

Animations and movies are much harder than documentaries to dub.

or

Animations and movies are much harder to dub than documentaries.

or (if you're very fussy)

Animations and movies are much harder to dub than documentaries are.

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As TRomano pointed out, "more harder" is ungrammatical (though frequently seen, sometimes as humor).

Repeating "dubbing" is important, in the form of the sentence you give, because it's not completely clear without re-reading that it's dubbing documentaries that's hard. TRomano's rephrasing would be a good way to avoid repeating "dubbing" if that's what you want to do.

  • thanks, "much more" was copied by mistake from the original text of a learner – Ahmad Nov 22 '16 at 17:17

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