More women than men attended evening classes at the education center.

Is this a correct and complete sentence? If so, what is the subject of this sentence and why? Thanks a lot.

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The subject is the phrase "More women than men".

It's probably easier to see if we replace that phrase with just the women and remove the final phrase: "The women attended evening classes."

The phrase "More women than men" takes the place of the entire subject, even though it is a phrase.

The sentence is correct, especially in formal writing or speech rather than in informal dialog, and it is a complete sentence.

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