1. The higher the trees is, the stronger is the wind.
2. The higher the tree is, the stronger the wind is.
I found sentence 1 on the net and it is explained that
'The second clause in this sentence is inverted because of
the noun subject followed by be verb', which means there can't be
an inversion if the subject of second sentence is a pronoun.
I also found the below sentence 3 from my grammar book.
3. Younger people today see the world more clearly than do their elders.
The book says an inversion will occur if a subject of second sentence
is long. - Tough I don't know how long is long enough to invert.
Then, are 2 and 3 grammatical and do we really need to invert in those two cases?
Last edited by wotcha; 14-Sep-2012 at 19:43.
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