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    double comparatives

    Hi, please tell me in the following double comparative sentences whether or not "is" should be omitted,and doest it make any difference if it comes at the end of either clauses. Thanks.

    The better the quality of health is, the lower the death rate.
    The higher the life expectancy, the larger the elderly population is.
    Last edited by celtaflorida; 15-Apr-2011 at 17:56. Reason: correction

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    Re: double comparatives

    Quote Originally Posted by celtaflorida View Post
    Hi, please tell me in the following double comparative sentences whether or not "is" should be omitted,and doest it make any difference if it comes at the end of either clauses. Thanks.

    The better the quality of health is, the lower the death rate.
    The higher the life expectancy, the larger the elderly population is.

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    Re: double comparatives

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (a) Go to the search box.

    (b) Type these words: the the.

    (c) Go to page 5 of the results.

    (d) Look for a post entitled "The ...The ..." (January 8, 2011).
    (I cannot seem to find it) You could try this. Go to the page you want us to see, copy the page address (it's at the top of your screen and it starts with http://). Then paste that address in your post and wrap the following text around it:

    (url=paste address here)type in link name here(/url)


    NOTE, replace ( ) with square brackets [ ]
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    Re: double comparatives

    This might be what you are looking for:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a.../138448-a.html

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    Re: double comparatives

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    This might be what you are looking for:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a.../138448-a.html

    Thank you very much, Moderator Bhaisahab, for posting the link.

    The thread starter and other interested parties (such as I) will benefit

    greatly from that informative discussion between those two language

    professionals.

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    Re: double comparatives

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


    (1) Like you, I am also waiting for a teacher/ knowledgeable non-teacher

    to answer your most interesting question.

    (2) I do not want to give you a wrong answer, so I shall say nothing.

    (3) While we are waiting for an answer, please do this:

    (a) Go to the search box.

    (b) Type these words: the the.

    (c) Go to page 5 of the results.

    (d) Look for a post entitled "The ...The ..." (January 8, 2011).

    (i) In that post, a moderator and a key member both explain the

    matter in an excellent manner. It's really good.

    P.S. I do not know anything about computers, so I cannot link to the

    thread for you. Sorry!!!
    thanks.

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