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    Which are the correct sentences?

    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last year.
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last year's
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last.
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than that of last year.

    Which are the correct sentences? Please explain why they are correct.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last year.
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last year's
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last.
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than that of last year.

    Which are the correct sentences? Please explain why they are correct.

    Thanks.
    I would say, "Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than they were last year", is more natural. "Cycles are expected to be more expensive this year" is even better.

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    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last year.
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last year's
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than last.
    Cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than that of last year.

    Which are the correct sentences? Please explain why they are correct.

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    The second sentence sounds unnatural to me unless you changed it to say "this year's cycle prices are expected to be higher than last year's."
    The third sentence simply sounds incomplete to me, it doesn't sound at all redundant to repeat in AE "more this year/month/week than last year/month/week."
    The final sentence should be "... higher this year than those (prices, plural) of last year," however this sounds altogether stuffy and unnatural.
    I fully agree with Bhaisahab that the first sentence sounds best when changed to "cycle prices are expected to be higher this year than they were last year," and that's exactly how I would say it (unless you're talking about bicycles, in which case Americans don't say 'cycle,' but rather 'bicycle' or 'bike').

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    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    Tan Elaine, a better title would have been 'Cycle prices are expected to be higher...'


    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
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