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    Switzerland but my country, Australia, is much worse than I thought.

    Hello,

    I have this sentence in my book:

    "Switzerland but my country, Australia, is much worse than I thought."

    Could you give a hit which is "my" country and which is "worse" because for me the logical consequence of the original phrase can mean both things. I think the key is in the punctuation but at the moment I don't understand it.

    Denis.
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    #2

    Re: Switzerland but my country, Australia, is much worse than I thought.

    Can you give us the whole sentence, please?

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    #3

    Re: Switzerland but my country, Australia, is much worse than I thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Can you give us the whole sentence, please?
    Unfortunately it is a single sentence. In the exercise there are six sentences in order from A to F but they don't have any logical consistency. The task was to find a mistake with comparative and superlative forms. I've found the mistake, it was "worser" and the correct form is "worse". So formarlly the task is complete but I don't understand the sense of the mentioned sentence.

    The whole original sentence is:
    Switzerland but my country, Australia, is much worser than I thought.

    FCE. I study Advanced.

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    #4

    Re: Switzerland but my country, Australia, is much worse than I thought.

    Unfortunately, it isn't a complete sentence. Switzerland IS SOMETHING but my country is worse.

    Australia is the author's country and it is "worse" at whatever is omitted than Switzerland.

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    #5

    Re: Switzerland but my country, Australia, is much worse than I thought.

    What is missing is very important to the sense of the sentence.

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