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    the longer...the more...

    Hi everyone.
    I want to say "long-term shared interests result in long-term sustainable security".
    Is this sentence grammatically correct and does it sound normal to a native speaker:
    The longer these shared interests are promoted, the more sustainable security will be guaranteed.

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    Re: the longer...the more...

    I don't like the second version because on first reading, more sustainable security looks like it's going to be a noun phrase.
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    Re: the longer...the more...

    I didn't like it either.
    Could you please help me make a sentence with "the longer...the..."?
    How about "The longer these shared interests are promoted, the longer sustainable security will be guaranteed / ensured"?
    Or maybe a better sentence?

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    Re: the longer...the more...

    Stick with the original, which works and is natural IMO. Putting the comparatives in changes the meaning.

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