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    #1

    .....than is the case

    Hi all,


    What is the meaning of 'than is the case' ?

    '' I will also create an impression that many more potential problems exist then is the case ''

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: .....than is the case

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Hi all,


    What is the meaning of 'than is the case' ?

    '' I will also create an impression that many more potential problems exist then is the case ''

    Thanks
    an impression = that many more potential problems exist than is the case is. The placement of 'is' in your sentence is felt tolerable by some in informal register.

    I will pretend that there are more problems than there are in reality.

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    #3

    Re: .....than is the case

    ''I will also create an impression that many more potential problems exist than is the case.''
    The placement of "is" is perfectly OK.
    Corum has given you the meaning.

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    Re: .....than is the case

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    ... The placement of 'is' in your sentence is felt tolerable by some in informal register...
    Where else might it go?

    b

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