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    kadioguy is offline Key Member
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    You should know better than to behave like that

    In the OALD, it writes:

    than
    preposition, conjunction

    You should know better than to behave like that.
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    Which one does it mean?
    1. 'You should know better than (You should) to behave like that.'?
    2. 'You should know better than (You know) to behave like that.'?
    3.
    'You should know better than (You should know) to behave like that.'?
    4.
    'You should know better than (You) to behave like that.'?
    5. 'You should know better than (You are going) to behave like that.'?
    6.
    'You should know better than You behave like that.'?
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    Why not '
    You should know better than behave like that.'? (no 'to')
    Last edited by kadioguy; 14-Sep-2017 at 06:03.
    I'm not a teacher. Please feel free to correct me. :)

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    Re: You should know better than to behave like that

    7 It means that the person behaved badly or incorrectly, when they should know/should have known better.

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    Re: You should know better than to behave like that

    For example, 'I'm older than her.' means 'I'm older than she (is old)'.

    So how can I use the pattern in '
    You should know better than to behave like that'?
    I'm not a teacher. Please feel free to correct me. :)

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