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    #1

    a better car than

    Can one say:

    a. I have a better car than yours.
    b. I have a better car than you do.
    c. I have a better car than you.

    d. I don't have such a good car as yours.
    e. I don't have such a good car as you do.
    f. I don't have such a good car as you.


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    #2

    Re: a better car than

    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    Can one say:

    a. I have a better car than yours. preposition
    b. I have a better car than you do(/have). conjunction
    c. I have a better car than you. ellipted clause --> conjunction

    d. I don't have such a good car as yours. preposition
    e. I don't have such a good car as you do. conjunction
    f. I don't have such a good car as you (do/have) ellipted sub --> conjunction.
    such as may be conceived either as a complex preposition (followed by a noun in accusative) or a conjunction (followed by a symmetrical ellipted clause).
    than is either a preposition (followed by a noun in accusative) or a conjunction (followed by a symmetrical ellipted clause).

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