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    Default than did their parents.

    Hi dear teachers!

    Are the following sentences both correct?

    Today, The people are living longer than did their parents.
    Today, The people are living longer than their parents did.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: than did their parents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Today, The people are living longer than did their parents.
    Today, The people are living longer than their parents did.
    The first is rather formal, the second far more natural.

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