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    #1

    Are they correct ? Please give comments.

    (1) David didn't work as hard as Tom to always stand first in class.
    (2) David didn't work as hard to always stand first as Tom.

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    #2

    Re: Are they correct ? Please give comments.

    Both are incorrect. Both are ungrammatical and unnatural.

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    #3

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    Would you please rewrite them?

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    #4

    Re: Are they correct ? Please give comments.

    David didn't work as hard as Tom, so it was Tom who always came out first in class.
    David doesn't work as hard as Tom, so it is Tom who always comes out first in class.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

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    I would say 'ranked/ranks first', but I am not a teacher.

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    #6

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    What about, 'Tom is always at the top of the class '? Is it correct?

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    #7

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    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyawwin View Post
    What about, 'Tom is always at the top of the class '? Is it correct?
    I consider it correct, but I am not a teacher.

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would say 'ranked/ranks first', but I am not a teacher.
    You don't usually talk about 'rank' in the context of a class.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    David didn't work as hard as Tom, so it was Tom who always came out first in class.
    I think 'so it was Tom' can be omitted, but I am not a teacher.

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