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    comparative

    Which are correct:

    1-You are better than him and you know it. You are better than him exactly to extent that you think you are better than him.

    2-You are better than him and you know it. You are better than him exactly to extent that you think.

    3-You are better than him and you know it. You are better than him as much as you think you are better than him.

    4-You are better than him and you know it. You are better than him as much as you think.

    5-You are better than him and you know it. You are as much better than him as you think.

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    Re: comparative

    None of these.

    You are better than him and you know it means that you can have confidence in your skills/knowledge/whatever makes you better. There's no comparison.

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    Re: comparative

    "You are better than him and you know it" usually means "you are at a higher level than he is (intellectually, emotionally, educationally, financially, socially, etc) and you should (or better) realize that."

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