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    #1

    more..than has...

    "This [fast-food] restaurant is close to your office, so you come here more often than has probably been good for your waistline."

    I read this sentence from a book on willpower. I didn't quite understand the grammar in the underlined part and its meaning as well. Can anyone help me out? Many thanks.
    Last edited by iemmahu; 19-May-2012 at 14:26.

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    #2

    Re: more..than has...

    NOT A TEACHER

    I think the author tries to compare you eat at fast food restaurant and how it will affect your health.

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    #3

    Re: more..than has...

    To date, your trips to the restaurant occur at greater frequency (more often) than the number that would not affect your weight.

    Maybe you could go one or two times a month without affecting you.
    But if you go one or two times a week, it probably is making you fat.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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