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    vcolts is offline Member
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    Default noun + comparative phase - grammar construction

    Ex.
    a. ...a life better than death...
    b...an apartment better than a hotel...
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    What is the grammatical construction of the above?

    a life "which is" better (adjective) than death? (so is it a reduced clause? I thought that it cannot be reduced when there is an adjective?)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: noun + comparative phase - grammar construction

    There is an understood that/which is in both of those, but it could depend on the wider context.

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