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    4.rather south than

    1.Hawaii is rather south than other parts of the United States.(from a test paper)
    Can we say :The book is rather thick than other books on the desk.)
    2.The screw located for end stop going right.Is it a correct sentence?
    Thank for your advice!

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    Re: 4.rather south than

    1.Hawaii is rather south than other parts of the United States.(from a test paper)
    That's probably a typo error. Further south than?
    You always use the comparative(bigger, better, further) with 'than'
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    2.The screw located for end stop going right.Is it a correct sentence?
    The sentence does not make any sense. You normally say 'located at', not 'located for'. Where did you get this from?

    not a teacher

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    Re: 4.rather south than

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    1.Hawaii is rather south than other parts of the United States.(from a test paper)
    Can we say :The book is rather thick than other books on the desk.)
    No. Both of those sentences are grammatically wrong.

    2.The screw located for end stop going right. Is it a correct sentence?
    No. It doesn't even make sense to me. What does it mean?

    Thank for your advice!

    R.

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    Re: 4.rather south than

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    1.Hawaii is rather south than other parts of the United States.(from a test paper)
    Can we say :The book is rather thick than other books on the desk.)
    2.The screw located for end stop going right.Is it a correct sentence?
    Thank for your advice!
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Notletrest.

    (1) I think (think!!!) I know what the exam writer was trying to say:

    (a) If you look at a map, everybody thinks that Florida is the

    southernmost state.

    (b)But if you study a globe, you see that Hawaii actually is our

    southernmost state.

    (i) As the Encyclopedia of World Travel says:

    "The Hawaiian Islands are more southern and more western than any other part of the United States."

    ***** Thank you for your question *****

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    Re: 4.rather south than

    The collocatiion 'rather south than' is wrong, a glaring error if it is printed on an exam paper.
    'Further south than' would have been correct.

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    Re: 4.rather south than

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Notletrest.

    (1) I think (think!!!) I know what the exam writer was trying to say:

    (a) If you look at a map, everybody thinks that Florida is the

    southernmost state.

    (b)But if you study a globe, you see that Hawaii actually is our

    southernmost state.

    (i) As the Encyclopedia of World Travel says:

    "The Hawaiian Islands are more southern and more western than any other part of the United States."

    ***** Thank you for your question *****
    I agree with you all.For the second one I don't know where I copied it from.Thank you all!

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