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    #1

    Less

    Hello!

    Today there is less traffic than it was yesterday.
    Today there is less traffic than yesterday.


    The first sentence I think is OK,what about the second?

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    #2

    Re: Less

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Today there is less traffic than there was yesterday.
    Today there is less traffic than (there was) yesterday.

    Today it is hotter than it was yesterday.
    Today it is hotter than (it was) yesterday.

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    #3

    Re: Less

    There is less traffic today than yesterday.
    It is hotter today than yesterday.
    Are they OK?

    Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Less

    Yes — that is why TheParser put 'there was' and 'it was' in parentheses.

    Those words are optional.

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