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    #1

    the use of than

    Is the underlined part in the below sentence correct?

    "You caught more chickens than I sent to you."

    The situation is like this.
    A man lived in a village, and his uncle wrote to him that he would send some chickens. The man got a crate of the chickens but he dropped it. The chickens ran away. He caught the chickens and bought them back home.
    After that he told his uncle that he caught 10, but actually the uncle sent only 5.

    Thank you for your help.

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    #2

    Re: the use of than

    than I was going to send to you

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    #3

    Re: the use of than

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshio View Post
    Is the underlined part in the below sentence correct?

    "You caught more chickens than I sent to you."

    The situation is like this.
    A man lived in a village, and his uncle wrote to him that he would send some chickens. The man got a crate of the chickens but he dropped it. The chickens ran away. He caught the chickens and bought them back home.
    After that he told his uncle that he caught 10, but actually the uncle sent only 5.
    The uncle had sent five chickens. After the chickens got away the man who had received the chickens caught ten chickens. He caught five more chickens than his uncle had sent him. Thus, he caught five more chickens than he had been sent. (Apparently, those five chickens belonged to somebody else.) I don't see anything wrong with the sentence in question. (You could say You caught more chickens than I sent you.)


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    #4

    Re: the use of than

    I agree with RonBee. To pick a nit: After he caught the chickens, he brought them back home.
    Regards

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    #5

    Re: the use of than

    Thank you for your help, Tdol, Ronbee, and JCrawf.
    I appreciate all the help you gave me.

    The use of than was sometimes very confusing to me, but now I think I understand it much better now.

    bought... I'll be careful

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    #6

    Re: the use of than

    Please post more. That one was fun.


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