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In mathematics, we simply say A larger than B larger than C. However, that is grammatically incorrect, because there is no verb in it.

In my case,

A: people who still smoke
B: people who used to smoke
C: people who never smoked

One way of specifying A > B > C is ...

A has a higher risk of cancer than B and B has a higher risk of cancer than C.

But considering B is too long and I wonder if there is any way that I can just mention B once.

How about

A has a higher risk of cancer than B and in turn than C?

  • Do you need sentences specifying people or just with symbols you gave? A, B, and C – Maulik V Nov 5 '15 at 5:32
  • larger than can be replaced with greater than.. – RajSharma Nov 5 '15 at 5:39
  • @MaulikV Either is fine. Provided with symbols, I can transform it by my own. – Justin Nov 5 '15 at 5:43
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A is larger than B which in turn is larger than C. For example:

On average, people who never smoked outlive people who used to smoke, who in turn outlive those who still smoke.

  • Why the downvote? Please care to explain? I really think this answer caters to what the OP is asking about. – Mamta D Nov 5 '15 at 5:45
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    Please don't ask "why the downvote" unless the doer has specified herself/himself. +1 – Usernew Nov 5 '15 at 8:10
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    @MamtaD Feel free to ask 'why the downvote?' People ask it all the time. – user20792 Nov 5 '15 at 22:25

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