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    Default more ... than... parallelism

    Scientists have found that skin tissue is more resistant to toxic substances than lung tissue and uses sweat glands to protect the immune system from possible invaders.

    skin tissue is more resistant to toxic substances than lung tissue and uses
    skin tissue is more resistant to toxic substances than is lung tissue and uses

    2nd option is correct one. what is wrong with the first one? aint first one suggests:"skin tissue is more resistant to toxic substances than lung tissue is"?

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    Default Re: more ... than... parallelism

    1. skin tissue is more resistant to toxic substances than lung tissue and uses
    2. skin tissue is more resistant to toxic substances than is lung tissue and uses
    or
    3. skin tissue is more resistant to toxic substances than lung tissue is and uses...

    Without the 'is', No. 1 could imply that skin tissue is less resistant to lung tissue, which does not make sense.

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    Default Re: more ... than... parallelism

    The relevant clause has two verbs, thus:
    skin tissue is more resistant to toxic substances than lung tissue

    and

    skin tissue...uses sweat glands to protect the immune system from possible invaders
    Also, the sentence doesn't suggest or imply anything. It simply says it.

    There is nothing wrong with the original sentence.


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