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    "The heavier a plane is, the more energy it needs to take off"
    I don't understand why we put "heavier" after "the" and we put more after " the" who can explain this sentence.
    It sounds weird.
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    re: The+Comparative

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Kloe View Post
    "The heavier a plane is, the more energy it needs to take off"
    I don't understand why we put "heavier" after "the" and we put more after " the" who can explain this sentence.
    It sounds weird.
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    You're probably familiar with ‘plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose’. In English, we say "The more things change, the more they stay the same". That's what it means.
    "The more, the merrier"; "The more expensive the item, the more you have to pay", "The more you eat, the fatter you become."
    The sentence means, "If a plane is heavier, then it will need more fuel." or "A heavier plane needs more fuel."

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    re: The+Comparative

    Can you explain more please or gimme more examples.
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    re: The+Comparative

    Or if you can gimme this rule name to search on the internet.

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    re: The+Comparative

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Kloe View Post
    Can you explain more please or gimme give me more examples.
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    The more...the more - English
    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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