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    how to use the more?

    Suppose I want to say that those who know more stays quite. How do I say it?

    - The quitter the person is , the more intelligent he is.

    Is this right?

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    Re: how to use the more?

    Quote Originally Posted by hitesh70 View Post
    Suppose I want to say that those who know more stays quiet. How do I say it?

    - The quitter the person is , the more intelligent he is.

    Is this right?
    "The quieter the person is, the more intelligent he is." This is OK.

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    #3

    Re: how to use the more?

    Do you mean 'quiet' and 'quieter'?

    ps. bhai beat me to it.

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    Re: how to use the more?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The quieter the person is, the more intelligent he is." This is OK.
    Wouldn't it be more appropriate if one of the "is" were dropped?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: how to use the more?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Wouldn't it be more appropriate if one of the "is" were dropped?
    The first one could be omitted.

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    Re: how to use the more?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The first one could be omitted.
    I was just unsure as to which one. Thanks for the enlightenment.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: how to use the more?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Wouldn't it be more appropriate if one of the "is" were dropped?
    Do we need to add s after 'is'?
    I mean should we say one of the 'is's were

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    Re: how to use the more?

    No, "were" is used because of "if" (conditional sentence), not because it is plural (consider "If I were you, I would study harder")

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    #9

    Re: how to use the more?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The quieter the person is, the more intelligent he is." This is OK.

    There's a saying for that:' Empty vessels make most noise' (I wouldn't call it an idiom, it's just a commonly used bit of folk wisdom; and so is 'Still waters run deep' (though that's not so clearly about noise). This is one of those sayings that are so well-known that sometimes the user doesn't complete it: 'He's a quiet one, but you know what they say: "Still waters..."'.

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    Re: how to use the more?

    Thanks you all

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