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    #1

    The more, the better

    I often hear "The more, the better," "the sooner, the better," etc.

    Is it possible to use this kind of expression in the following way?

    The lower the suction load on the air filter of a vehicle is, the higher the quantity of air supply to the engine is.

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    #2

    Re: The more, the better

    You can. You can also omit is in both clauses.

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    #3

    Re: The more, the better

    You're right riquecohen:

    The lower the suction load on the air filter of a vehicle, the higher the quantity of air supply to the engine.

    A verbless, very intelligible sentence! I thought it was only Chinese that had verbless sentences!
    Last edited by Pedroski; 03-Sep-2010 at 11:51.


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    #4

    Re: The more, the better

    there are a lot of structures (verbless ) in Turkish ,too :)

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