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    They do or do they?

    Please read the following paragraph:

    The thesis defence or viva is like an oral examination in some ways. It is different in many ways, however. The chief difference is that the candidate usually knows more about the syllabus than do the examiners.

    My question: In the last sentence, I think it must be "than the examiners do". Am I right?

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    Re: They do or do they?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Please read the following paragraph:

    The thesis defence or viva is like an oral examination in some ways. It is different in many ways, however. The chief difference is that the candidate usually knows more about the syllabus than do the examiners.

    My question: In the last sentence, I think it must be "than the examiners do". Am I right?

    Thank you.
    No, it's fine as it is.

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    Re: They do or do they?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's fine as it is.
    Hi Bhai, thanks for the response.
    So, can I say "You know it better than do I"?
    I am very confused.

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    Re: They do or do they?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi Bhai, thanks for the response.
    So, can I say "You know it better than do I"?
    I am very confused.
    Yes, you can, but it sounds very old fashioned and formal.

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