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    Question Grammar check please

    I am thinking of some example sentences in which the grammar constructions "A is no more/less B than C is D" is used.

    There are couple of well-known example sentences:
    1, A whale is no more a fish than a horse is (a fish).
    2, A whale is no less a mammal than a horse is (a mammal).

    In these sentences, the elements B and D are the same words.
    I would like to think of other example sentences where all the elements A, B, C and D are different words.

    Could you check the below sentences and advise whether they are grammatical okay or any corrections should be done?


    1, A sound without melody is no more music than a body without soul is a man.

    2, A computer without any soft wares installed is no less a useless box than a car

    without an engine
    is only a large scrap, not a vehicle.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Grammar check please

    Welcome to the forum, Ken.
    Quote Originally Posted by KEN JPN View Post
    Could you check the below sentences and advise whether they are grammatically okay or any corrections should be done?


    1. A sound without (a) melody is no more music than a body without a soul is a man.

    2, A computer without any softwares (one word) installed is no less a useless box than a carwithout an engine is (only) a large a piece of scrap,(not a vehicle).
    The first is possible, though a little formal and contrived.

    The second is a very contrived attempt to write about everyday things in contrived, artficial language. While it is possible. the immediate reaction is, Why not just say "A computer without software is as much use as a car without an engine"?

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    Re: Grammar check please

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
    "grammatically" was just a typo but I also greatly appreciate for your kind pointing out of it.

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