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.


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 Jun 15 '18 at 9:20
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    @RubioRic Apart from for Charles I, Louis X1V, Faisal II etc... – JavaLatte Jun 15 '18 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 Jun 15 '18 at 9:36
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    @userr2684291 agreed, but probably not in this context. – JavaLatte Jun 16 '18 at 3:24

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