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    #1

    rewrite3

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    3- " Amina pays less income tax than she should."They say. (to pay)

    My answer is


    3-Amina has to pay more tax than she pays.

    Am I right?

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    Re: rewrite3

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    It sounds strange to me.
    Firstly you changed the whole sentence, but they only give you the hint "to play"?
    Secondly the main sentence contains the word "should", not "has to".

    Without knowing the exact task, I would simply say:
    Amina should pay more income tax.

    If you think that you're sentence matches the task, you can go for this one:
    Amina has to pay more tax (than she does).
    I wouldn't mention pay twice.

    I'm awaiting other replies.

    Cheers!

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    Exclamation Re: rewrite3

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    It sounds strange to me.
    Firstly you changed the whole sentence, but they only give you the hint "to play"?
    Secondly the main sentence contains the word "should", not "has to".

    Without knowing the exact task, I would simply say:
    Amina should pay more income tax than what she pays/does.

    If you think that you're sentence matches the task, you can go for this one:
    Amina has to pay more tax (than she does). (remove bracket, the sentence is Ok.)
    I wouldn't mention pay twice.

    I'm awaiting other replies.

    Cheers!
    This is a comparative sentence with the adjective ‘more’ denoting the degree by which the income tax payable (1st element)is greater or less in extent than that of another (2nd element, what is actually paid). So here ‘than’ has to be used as a subordinating conjunction to introduce the second element

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