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    #1

    more II

    Which are correct:

    1-He humiliated more than help people.
    2-He humiliated more than helped people.
    3-He humiliated more than helping people.

    4-He humiliated people more than help them.
    5-He humiliated people more than helped them.
    6-He humiliated people more than helping them.


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    #2

    Re: more II

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-He humiliated more than help people.
    2-He humiliated more than helped people.
    3-He humiliated more than helping people.

    4-He humiliated people more than help them.
    5-He humiliated people more than helped them.
    6-He humiliated people more than helping them.
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    #3

    Thumbs down Re: more II

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-He humiliated more than help people.
    2-He humiliated more than helped people.
    3-He humiliated more than helping people.
    I think all of the above sentences are wrong since the verb humiliate always takes an object.


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    Re: more II

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I think all of the above sentences are wrong since the verb humiliate always takes an object.
    "He humiliated [people] more than he helped people"

    It is elided.

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    #5

    Wink Re: more II

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "He humiliated [people] more than he helped people"

    It is elided.
    I'd rather say it's an excuse of yours, Anglika (why do people sometimes call you Angelika, I wonder )

    If I felt inclined to use (elision) here, I'd say:

    He humiliated people more than (he) helped (them).


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    #6

    Re: more II

    I'd say:
    He humiliated people more than (he) helped (them).


    Yes.
    BUT WHAT WAS THE GIVEN SENTENCE that viewers of this thread were asked to respond to!


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    #7

    Re: more II

    I don't agree, Engee, that humiliated absolutely needs to take an object.

    He humiliated more than helped.

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