Where should we place the complement 'for you' in the predicative? Such as in this:

It is better than kingship for you.

Is the right construction? Or, 'for you' should initiate the sentence? Like in this:

For you it is better than the kingship.

Please note that in the two constructions, my concern is to find myself sounding more natural.


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Both are grammatically correct. The thing that you want to emphasize needs to be at the front of the sentence. If you are making a comment that is applicable to only one person, you start with "For you...". If the emphasis is on "better", you start with "It is better"...

Note that kingship is a pretty uncommon word, and probably doesn't mean what you think: kingship relates to the duty, rather than the privilege: it is not something to be enjoyed. Also, it is uncountable, so you don't put the in front of it when referring to it as a general concept.

  • Well, maybe there are worse works than being king. ;-P
    – RubioRic
    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 9:20
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    @RubioRic Apart from for Charles I, Louis X1V, Faisal II etc...
    – JavaLatte
    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 9:28
  • Yes, but we've got a saying here in South Spain, "que les quiten lo bailao" [More o less: you can execute them but they have enjoyed fully their lifes and you can't do anything about it]
    – RubioRic
    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 9:36
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    @userr2684291 agreed, but probably not in this context.
    – JavaLatte
    Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 3:24

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