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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    #1

    The more S + V, the more S + V

    1. The more we climb, the colder it becomes.

    2. The more we climb, the colder the air becomes.

    3. The more we climb, the colder becomes the air.


    What I'm wondering is whether inversion occurs or not if a subject is not a pronoun.

    Which is grammatical between 2 and 3?
    Last edited by wotcha; 14-Sep-2012 at 16:56.

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    #2

    Re: The more S + V, the more S + V

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. The more we climb, the colder it becomes.

    2. The more we climb, the colder the air becomes.

    3. The more we climb, the colder becomes the air.


    What I'm wondering is whether inversion occurs or not if a subject is not a pronoun.

    Which is grammatical between 2 and 3?
    #3 is not natural English.

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