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    Mohsenn is offline Newbie
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    Default I need your help

    hello all
    I want to say that compared to religiousness, spirituality is a stronger predictor of well-being. is this sentence correct:

    "Spirituality is a stronger predictor of well-being than religiousness"

    (note that I do not want to say spirituality is a predictor of religiousness and well-being, instead I want to say spirituality and religiousness are predictors of well-being, and spirituality is a better one).

    Can I say: "Spirituality is a stronger predictor of well-being than religiousness is."

    Thank you very much in advance,

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    Default Re: Is my sentence understandable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohsenn View Post
    "Spirituality is a stronger predictor of well-being than religiousness (is)."
    Go for this! The operator 'is' is optional at the end of the sentence. Better without it. Why? I do not know yet.

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    Default Re: I need your help

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohsenn View Post
    hello all
    I want to say that compared to religiousness, spirituality is a stronger predictor of well-being. is this sentence correct:

    "Spirituality is a stronger predictor of well-being than religiousness"

    (note that I do not want to say spirituality is a predictor of religiousness and well-being, instead I want to say spirituality and religiousness are predictors of well-being, and spirituality is a better one).

    Can I say: "Spirituality is a stronger predictor of well-being than religiousness is."

    Thank you very much in advance,
    You can say this, but if you want to get across the full meaning that you appear to desire, you could say, 'Even though both spirituality and religiousness are both predictors of well-being, spirituality is a stonger one.'
    Last edited by dero; 30-Nov-2010 at 11:39. Reason: that should be 'stronger, not stonger!'

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    Default Re: I need your help

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohsenn View Post

    Can I say: "Spirituality is a stronger predictor of well-being than religiousness is."The sentence is fine. To my ear religiosity is better than religiousness. Both are correct; it's just a matter of personal preference.
    Quote Originally Posted by dero View Post
    You can say this, but if you want to get across the full meaning that you appear to desire, you could say, 'Even though both spirituality and religiousness are both predictors of well-being, spirituality is a stonger one. No need to repeat both.

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    Default Re: Is my sentence understandable?

    Mohsenn, you asked this question about half an hour before you posted it again here. Please do not repeat questions. If you wait patiently, your question will normally be answered

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    Default Re: I need your help

    I have merged the two threads.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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