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    paula is offline Junior Member
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    about comparative usages?

    hi,

    a. The government knew more than they were telling people.
    b. The government knew more than what they were telling people.

    Which sentence is correct, why?

    Thanks

    paula

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    Re: about comparative usages?

    a. The government knew more than they were telling people.
    b. The government knew more than what they were telling people.
    (b) is correct, and can be rewritten like this :-

    "The government knew more than they were telling people what they knew."
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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Re: about comparative usages?

    Quote Originally Posted by paula
    hi,

    a. The government knew more than they were telling people.
    b. The government knew more than what they were telling people.

    Which sentence is correct, why?

    Thanks

    paula
    Hello Paula

    Sentence A is the idiomatic choice. Sentence B would sound non-standard.

    Bye
    MrP

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