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    Word order

    Dear all,

    In the sentences below, which word order would be better?

    1. The sooner we get there, the more we are likely to get good seats.
    2. The sooner we get there, the more likely we are to get good seats.

    Thank you

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    Re: Word order

    I prefer the "the sooner ..., the more likely..." formation. It's more parallel.

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    #3

    Re: Word order

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    In the sentences below, which word order would be better?

    1. The sooner we get there, the more we are likely to get good seats.
    2. The sooner we get there, the more likely we are to get good seats.

    Thank you

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    It is correct to say: The sooner..., the more ...
    This structure is called parallel comparatives

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