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    They will be paid higher that they would be.

    Could you please help me complete the sentences after "than"? It is a little bit confusing because of having a passive voice and a verb will. I am not sure which one is correct.

    He will be paid higher than they would be.
    He will be paid higher than they had been.
    He will be paid higher than they did.
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 30-Jul-2017 at 09:17. Reason: replaced "that" with "than"

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    Re: They will be paid higher that they would be.

    You need than, not that.
    What a mistake. Sorry. I have fixed them.

    You also need to think about what message you actually wish to convey.
    Let me give an example:
    My friend has resigned. He is really expert on his field. Now, he is seeking for a job. I told him: Don't worry you will be paid higher than you had been paid.
    I don't know what the appropriate "sentence" after "than" is.
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    Re: They will be paid higher that they would be.

    People don't worry about being paid more than they were paid before.

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    Re: They will be paid higher that they would be.

    Is the following a possible version too?
    You will be paid higher than you were.

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    Re: They will be paid higher that they would be.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Is the following a possible version too?
    You will be paid higher than you were.
    No. Use the options Piscean suggests in post #6.
    I am not a teacher.

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