Tell me please if there is any difference in meaning between the following sentences.

He loves his job, so he is happier than you are.
He loves his job, so he is happier as you are.

  • Happier than means "more happy" As happy as. means "happy to the same degree". Your second example is not grammatical. Also the final "are" is not necessary, e.g. "He is happier than you". In any case, please add more detail to explain why you think these are the same, or why they are confusing. – Andrew Apr 27 at 5:52

I think there is some difference between these sentences. It depends on different implication.

"He loves his job, so he is happier than you are".

It means "you are less happy than he is".

"He loves his job, so he is happier as you are".

It means "you are happier (than someone else) as well".

  • That is what "happier as you" means, but it is a pretty unusual expression. If someone actually said "He is happier as you" I would probably interpret it as a mistake and understand that they meant "than you". – James K Apr 27 at 7:42
  • I agree that using "than" here is much more natural. But there is a little possibility of using "as" in some specific context. – user307254 Apr 27 at 7:57

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