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    as fast or faster than

    The inequality in these countries has grown as fast or faster than inequality in the United States.

    Hi,

    Does the underlined phrase read well for native speakers?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: as fast or faster than

    '...as fast as, or faster than, ...

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    Re: as fast or faster than

    Is journalism destroying the English language?

    Because I found that sentence in the New York Times editorial.


    The grammatical error is noticeable even to me.

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    Re: as fast or faster than

    Journalists have never been noted for their use of fine English. The mistake is not uncommon, even among those who should know better.

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    #5

    Re: as fast or faster than

    It may also be a typo.

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    #6

    Re: as fast or faster than

    Maybe you are right.

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