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    a question about "than..."

    Hi, everybody:

    I have seen the phrase below in a Longman dictionary:

    medals awarded for bravery above and beyond the call of duty (=greater than it is your duty to show)

    What is the meaning of "than it is your duty to show"? And what are the grammatical relations between these word?

    Please help me. Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Re: a question about "than..."

    Hello eagleflych

    medals awarded for bravery above and beyond the call of duty greater than it is one's duty to show
    The phrase greater than modifies bravery and it is also explains the meaning of bravery above and beyond the call of duty. In other words, medals are awarded for bravery greater than it is one's duty to show.

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