It is fine to end a sentence with a comparative adjective? For example: It's better. It's faster. She's nicer. Or it's necessary to the sentence with a full comparison such as: It's better than it. This is faster than the second. She's nicer than her sister.

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If you are comparing 2 things and the second thing is not understood, than X should be used.

Sometimes you are comparing the current state of something with its own previous state. Than is usually omitted since typically it’s obvious what the than X is.

I fixed the engine and now the car runs better.

Of course if you want to be extra clear, you can still use than X.

I fixed the engine and now it runs better than it did before.

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