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    #1

    compared to

    "He is stronger compared to me".

    "To compare" is obviously a verb but it doesn't sound like a verb in this sentence. Are there another verb with the same cases?

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    Re: compared to

    It is not a verb in that sentence. It is a past participle used as a modifier.

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    #3

    Re: compared to

    I would add that I would expect either:
    He is stronger than I am.
    He is strong compared to me.
    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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    #4

    Re: compared to

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is not a verb in that sentence. It is a past participle used as a modifier.
    Who is the receiver? Who is the actor?

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    #5

    Re: compared to

    I am afraid I don't understand.

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    #6

    Re: compared to

    He is strong compared to me.
    Shouldn't the adjective be 'stronger' since you are making a comparison?

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    #7

    Re: compared to

    No. It can be "stronger than me" or "strong compared to me. There should not be a double comparison.

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    #8

    Re: compared to

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I am afraid I don't understand.
    Does 'compared' modify 'me' or 'he is'?

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    Re: compared to

    In my opinion, it modifies "strong".

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    Re: compared to

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In my opinion, it modifies "strong".
    I'm surprised, how could a participle modify an adjective?

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