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What's the idiomatic way of saying this? The issue with the sentence I am thinking about is that it's a case of wrong comparison. Look at the word after "than" and you will see that the things compared don't match, how can I rephrase this?

For example:

You can write a better script than Game of Thrones Season 8.

  • You say the things compared don't match, but the reality is that native Anglophones aren't that pedantic. Your example is perfectly natural English as it stands, and your objections seem to me to be just a misguided extension of strong type-checking from computer languages to natural language contexts. – FumbleFingers Jun 21 at 12:27
  • If it really bothers you you could say you could write something better than... but I agree that you're overthinking it. – user96060 Jun 21 at 14:01
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You probably mean that

  • script is a written text;
  • "Game of Thrones Season 8" is a collections of episodes in a series movie

and that they cannot be compared directly. You are right about it.


One way to mitigate this problem is:

You can write a better script than the one written for Game of Thrones Season 8.

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