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    #1

    The more~ , the more

    1. The more defects our leaders have, the more we long for ethical leaders.

    2. The more our leaders have defects, the more we long for ethical leaders.


    The first sentence is the original one. Is the second sentence grammatically wrong?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: The more~ , the more

    No, the second sentence is not is not grammatically wrong. Perhaps better:

    The more corrupt our leaders are the more we long for ethical leaders.

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    #3

    Re: The more~ , the more

    Both are correct grammatically, but I do not agree that one is better than the other. They have different meanings. The first is about the tendency of of our leaders, who presumably already have defects, to have more defects, The second is about the tendency of our leaders, some of whom may not yet have defects, to have defects.

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    #4

    Re: The more~ , the more

    Nobody is perfect.

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    #5

    Re: The more~ , the more

    Another point is that a leader may be riddled with defects, but still be very ethical. The clauses don't match semantically.

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