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    Comparatives

    Are they both correct?

    1) The longer I study the better I realise what an interesting language it is.
    2) The longer I study, the more I realise what an interesting language it is.

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    Re: Comparatives

    Are they both correct?

    1) The longer I study the better I realise what an interesting language it is.
    2) The longer I study, the more I realise what an interesting language it is.

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    Re: Comparatives

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    I'd say the second one sounds more natural. Is "the better I realise" taken from Italian?

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    Re: Comparatives

    'The more' is correct, not that I can explain why, but as a Canadian I've never heard 'the better' even from native English speakers from other countries.

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    Re: Comparatives

    Yes, "the better" is taken from Italian.

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    Re: Comparatives

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Yes, "the better" is taken from Italian.
    I've only asked because it's sometimes used this way in Polish, too. :)

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