Student or Learner
This is a sentence in my textbook:
My car consumes more gas than hers.
I think this sentence can be rewritten the following way:
My car consumes more gas than her car consumes.
Does this mean in comparative sentences “be” and “do” can always be omitted?
He is a far better dentist than you (are).
I don’t like smoking any more than you (do).
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
The long answer is more complicated.
First, there is the complication that sometimes the meaning is lost.
"I like her more than you" can mean:
"I like her more than you do" or
"I like her more than I like you".
(Note that 'you' is both subjective and objective case - nominative and accusative.
Second, there is sometimes disagreement about the correct pronoun to use, where the accusative "him, me, etc." is often used in place of the nominative:
"I like her more than him" can actually mean:
"I like her more than I like him" and
"I like her more than he does".
This use of pronouns has been discussed extensively on other threads - especially under "I vs me"