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On the "Ask a Teacher" forum, a member asked a question concerning this kind of sentence:
"I heard the news from no less an authority than Mr. Smith."
Would you please tell me how our two heroes would have diagrammed this toughie?
Thanks a million!
"I heard the news from no less (of) an authority than Mr. Smith (is an authority).
"less...than" is correlative adverb". This is what I think R-K would say. Ueff! I'm rusty!