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    Default The higher .... the higher

    Hello,

    Thanks for the great forum.

    May I check what is the correct form of below type sentences?

    "It means that the higher the affective performance and ethic, the higher level of individual performance is."

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: The higher .... the higher

    I'm not entirely sure about your question, but I think there should be the definite article before level in your sentence.

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    So, is below sentence grammatically correct?


    "It means that the higher the affective performance and ethic, the higher the level of individual performance is."

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    Default Re: The higher .... the higher

    Quote Originally Posted by wmac View Post
    So, is below sentence grammatically correct?


    "It means that the higher the affective performance and ethic, the higher the level of individual performance is."
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, wmac.

    (1) I agree with IHIVG that your nice sentence needs another "the."

    (2) Basically, I think (I could be very wrong) that your sentence is basically something like:

    THE higher the moral principles, THE higher the level of individual performance.

    (a) My books tell me this is a comparative type of sentence.

    (b) It means something like:

    The level of individual performance will go up higher to the extent that the moral principles practiced by that person continue to go up (rise/increase).

    (3) This THE ... THE type of sentence is very popular in English. We can say things in a short and interesting way:

    MR. SMITH: I want you to do something.

    TOM: Yes, sir. Should I do it tomorrow, next week, or next month?

    MR. SMITH: THE sooner, THE better. = It will be better for me if it is done as soon as possible.

    *****

    MONA: I want to invite you to my party.

    RALPH: Great! May I bring some friends with me?

    MONA: Of course. THE more, THE merrier. = It will be merrier (more fun) to the extent that more people come.

    Have a nice day!

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