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    Higher than for?

    Dear Teachers

    Is it necessary to have "for" in the following sentence?

    Although valuations are somewhat higher than for other developed markets.


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    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Higher than for?

    [AmE - not a teacher]

    IMO, it is not necessary; that is, it works either way. Note, that your example is not a complete sentence.

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    Re: Higher than for?

    It doesn't work for me without a preposition.

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    Re: Higher than for?

    Dear Bhaisahab

    So you mean, it must have "for"? Why is that the case? Could you give me more clues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It doesn't work for me without a preposition.

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    Re: Higher than for?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It doesn't work for me without a preposition.
    Actually, I was wrong and bhaisahab is right; you need the preposition. (Without it, you're saying "valuations are higher than other markets", but that doesn't make sense - valuations can only be higher FOR other markets. "Valuations" and "markets" are different things, so one can't be "higher" than the other.)

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