I'm not sure what you're asking. Your example is stated correctly. The second part is a consequence of the first part.Originally Posted by carla guaraldi
the more you study, the more you know. I would like to know the rules for this structure,please can anybody help me?
thanks a lot
When two things are compared and one depends on the other, we use a comparative with 'the'. The more you eat, the fatter you'll get.
Here's the rule:Originally Posted by tdol
Use the + comparative form of the adjective + the + comparative form of the adjetive to show a cause-and-effect relationship.
The more crowded the restaurant, the slower the service.
The riper the peach, the better it tastes.
The more I see her, the less I like her.
do you use adverbs in this structure?
thanks for your help.
So sorry! I was in a hurry and didn't do a thorough job. (The older I get, the more forgetful I become.) :wink:Originally Posted by carla guaraldi
You most certainly can use adverbs this way, too.
Use the + comparative form of the adverb + the + comparative form of the adverb to show a cause-and-effect relationship.
The harder he played, the better he performed.
The harder he tries, the better he does.
The faster I walk, the more tired I get.
thanks very much you really helped me.
You're welcome. :DOriginally Posted by carla guaraldi
Susie Smith, you explained that wonderfully well.
I try.Originally Posted by RonBee