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    how to understand this sentence

    •What’s more, women who worked part-time made greater progress. They did better than the stay-at-home crowd and, in some cases, full-timers, in terms of health and stress.

    Does it mean that women working part-time also did better than women working full-time in terms of health and stress?
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    Does it mean that both women working part-time and full-time did better than women staying at home?

    I cannot understand the sentence because of the commas.

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason






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    Re: how to understand this sentence

    It means the part-timers did better than SOME full-timers.

    They did better than stay-at-home moms - no qualifications
    They did better than full-timers - in some cases.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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