Are these sentences correct:
1-Pete is more a detective than John is.
2-Pete is more a detective than John.
3-Pete is more a detective than you.
4-They are more detective than you are.
5-They are more detectives than you are.
6-They are more of detectives than you are.
I don't think the red ones work, but the purple ones seem to be fine. I use 'more of a'.
In my opinion, the "more a" construction doesn't work when comparing someone with someone else. I would use:
John is more of a detective than Paul is.
John is more a detective than a policeman.
Bob is more of a manager than his son will ever be.
Bob is more a manager than a leader.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Thank you both very much.
7-Pete is as much a detective as John is.
8-Pete is as much a detective as John.
9-Pete is as much a detective as you.
Obviously the meaning changes here, but we still have a comparison. Do these work?