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    Question Structure of NP

    please tell me why the first one is wrong and the following ones are correct
    It's from the chapter about the internal structure of NP.

    1. *I like the student of physics more than that one of chemistry.
    2. I like this student with long hair more than that one with curly hair.
    3. I like this student of physics from Cambridge more than that one from Oxford.

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    The student and that one don't match because the is a determiner whereas that is a demonstrative. This student and that one match because this and that are demonstratives.
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    Re: Structure of NP

    Thanx!

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    Re: Structure of NP

    You're most welcome.

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