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    Comparison Problem

    Please correct on the following and please give reasons:

    1a. The aged are more likely to own assets than younger individuals.
    1b. The aged are more likely to own assets than are younger individuals.

    2a. More women voted for Party B last year than men
    2b. More women voted for Party B than men did

    3a. Young people confront more troublesome elements than older people
    3b. Young people confront more troublesome elements than older people do

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    Re: Comparison Problem

    The aged- the politically correct term currently in use is 'older people' (I attended a lecture on the subject)
    2b I would invert- 'than did men'
    3 What do you mean by 'troublesome elements'?

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    Re: Comparison Problem

    Thank you for correcting me on the use of words. I appreciate it.

    My main concern though is with the correctness of "more than" in each of the three pairs of sentences.

    Please let me know which one of the two options is grammatically correct, and why?
    Last edited by kooiu; 30-Oct-2007 at 22:45.

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    Re: Comparison Problem

    You can use the verb or omit it, though I would invert as I said and as you did in the first.

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