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    #1

    " than expected" or " than was expected"

    hi,

    A: "I finished it sooner than expected."
    B: "I finished it sooner than was expected."

    which one is correct? and how do you paraphrase or explain it grammatically?

    thanks!

    paula

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    #2

    Re: " than expected" or " than was expected"

    They're both OK. The first is using an adjective, and the second uses a passive form. With the second, the implication is that the expectation was probably not yours but from elsewhere.

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