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    Larger Bigger

    Hello the following arguments always confuse me that much. Could you please help me a little look more ok?



    As the list of the arguments is getting larger the bigger is always the boredom of the audience.


    I would like to thank you in advance for your help
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    Alex

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    Re: Larger Bigger

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello the following arguments always confuse me that much. Could you please help me a little look more ok?



    As the list of the arguments is getting larger the bigger is always the boredom of the audience.


    I would like to thank you in advance for your help
    Best Regards
    Alex
    Well, to start with - boredom doesn't "get bigger" or "get larger". You can say "boredom grows" although we don't use it very often.

    Secondly, a list doesn't usually get larger or bigger, it gets longer.

    My version of your sentence would be:

    As the list of arguments gets longer, the more bored the audience gets.

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    Re: Larger Bigger

    The longer the list of arguments gets, the more bored the audience becomes.

    Besides, there is a problem with your tenses. It's uncertain what context you mean. The present progressive is used for something happening now, but 'always' obviously refers to something habitual.
    So you can't say, "As A is getting longer, B always happens."
    You have to say, "As A gets longer ..." or something like:
    "As A is getting longer, B is starting to happen (or, B is happening)"
    Last edited by Raymott; 07-Jun-2010 at 23:20.

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