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  1. ttime
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    What is wrong with the following sentence?
    He ate as much if not more than his brother?

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    Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by ttime View Post
    What is wrong with the following sentence?
    He ate as much if not more than his brother?
    Hi.
    It is ungrammatical. it could be like this:
    he ate much more than his brother.
    regards

  3. DavyBCN's Avatar
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    Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by ttime View Post
    What is wrong with the following sentence?
    He ate as much if not more than his brother?
    It needs commas to make sense.

    He ate as much, if not more, than his brother.

    So he ate as much as his brother, and may have eaten more than his brother.

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