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    #1

    comparision

    1. French wines taste better than American wines -- it is incorrect it seems


    2. John ran as fast as, or even faster than, Paul

    i thought both of them are correct.. but latter one is correct and former one is wrong

    comparison confuses me always.. kindly help!

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    Re: comparision

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    1. French wines taste better than American wines


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    Re: comparision

    Who told you it was incorrect? You are understandably going to be confused if some book or friend is giving you wrong advice.

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    #4

    Re: comparision

    It could have been an American who thinks that American wines taste better than French wines.
    Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with the sentence.

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    #5

    Re: comparision

    what about the second sentence?

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    #6

    Re: comparision

    John ran as fast as, or even faster than(,) Paul

    The sentence is fine, 2nd comma not required.


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    Re: comparision

    It would be better as:
    John ran as fast as, and even faster than Paul.

    There may be some question, or context or other where 'as fast as, or even faster' would be a suitable reply/response; but as it stands, 'and' makes more sense.

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