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Can one say:

When he sees your better life, he will be jealous.

Instead of:

When he sees your life, which is better than his, he will be jealous.

Can one say:

When he sees your better house, he will be jealous.

Instead of:

When he sees your house, which is better than his, he will be jealous.

Many thanks.

  • My feeling is that it's grammatically correct but not fluent. your better life is not the same as "your life, which is better than his" because your better life doesn't state what the life is better than. Better than his? Better than it was before? Better than some other standard? – stangdon May 11 '17 at 11:28
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You can say this but to be really clear you must first establish a context of comparing, otherwise it will catch the listener/reader off guard a little bit.

The second sentence is better if previous conversation wasn't talking about the quality of the lives.

You have all these things that make your life good, and he doesn't have these things. When he sees your better life, he will be jealous.

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