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    Too many "than"s?

    Network Rail's website contains the following statement: "We're running more than 1,000 extra trains each week than we were 5 years ago". That sentence sounds a bit odd to me. Does anyone agree?

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    #2

    Re: Too many "than"s?

    Better would be: "We're running over 1,000 more extra trains each week than we were 5 years ago".

    I am assuming that there were more extra trains. If there were just more trains (including extra trains), then we'd need to delete 'extra'.

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    Re: Too many "than"s?

    Yes, that's a better sentence. Would you go so far as to say that the original sentence is wrong?

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    Re: Too many "than"s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Jugg View Post
    Yes, that's a better sentence. Would you go so far as to say that the original sentence is wrong?
    It depends on what they mean exactly, but it is clumsy at best.

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    Re: Too many "than"s?

    OK. Thanks.

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