Questions tagged [comparative]

For questions about the construction in sentences where two or more things are compared with each other, e.g. "I am taller than you".

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Tom is taller than I?

In this question, in one of the comment threads the following was stated Tom is taller than me" or "Tom is taller than I am" — both are correct. "Tom is taller than I" is WRONG` (link) Which I'...
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Is “more than 2” includes 2?

In technical document in English, I read sentence of "more than 2". I usually just understand it as "two or more" since we generally translate it as similar sentence in Korean. (in Korean, there are ...
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Help parse “There is much more to preventing employee crime than background checks…”

Consider: There is much more to preventing employee crime than background checks and traditional audits. It's not just about the employees you don't know; some of the biggest crimes are committed by ...
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omission in comparative clauses

"Now, yer mum an' dad were as good a witch an' wizard as I ever knew." (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) This comparative construction, I suppose, has the omission of “counterpart of ...