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I'm confused by these two sentences. I don't know if they're both grammatically correct.

  1. They have produced a new solar panel that is considerably more innovative than any other of its kind.

  2. They have produced a new solar panel that is considered more innovative than any other of its kind.

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  • The "linking verb" here is IS, which forms / identifies the relationship between the solar panel and how it's rated / considered by pundits. The actual word considered (= thought to be) is completely optional here. All it really does is perhaps "downplay" the rating "innovative" to the status of mere opinion, rather than being an established fact. – FumbleFingers Apr 10 '20 at 14:54
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    considerably more innovative = very much more innovative, considered more innovative = thought to be more innovative – FumbleFingers Apr 10 '20 at 15:00
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    In terms of whether "consider" can take predicative complements, then yes, it is a so-called linking verb: "Ed was considered a fool" / "They considered Ed a fool". – BillJ Apr 10 '20 at 15:17
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Both sentences are correct technically but they mean something slightly different with the wording used.

The first sentence is more direct, you are saying that without a doubt it is “considerably” better than others.

The second sentence you are saying that people think (considered) it is better.

Considerably + adj is correct. Considered would be a linking verb. Considerably is used to describe something, considered is used to show what you’re doing or what someone has done.

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