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    A wealthy nation such as ours can better adjust to economic dislocations than can poor countries such as Mexico.
    A wealthy nation such as ours can better adjust to economic dislocations than poor countries such as Mexico.
    What's the difference between the two sentences?
    Could you please explain to me?
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    Re: difference

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    A wealthy nation such as ours can better adjust to economic dislocations than can poor countries such as Mexico.
    A wealthy nation such as ours can better adjust to economic dislocations than poor countries such as Mexico.
    What's the difference between the two sentences?
    Could you please explain to me?
    Thanks a lot.
    The first sentence is better.
    The second could mean that wealthy nations can adjust better to economic dislocations than they can adjust to poor countries.

    A can better adjust to B than C. (ambiguous)
    A can better adjust to B than C can. (not ambiguous)
    A can better adjust to B than to C. (not ambiguous)

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    Re: difference

    Hi,Raymott.
    Sorry. I want the key to the question below.
    Still need your help.
    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    A wealthy nation such as ours can better adjust to economic dislocations than can poor countries such as Mexico.
    A wealthy nation such as ours can better adjust to economic dislocations than poor countries can such as Mexico.
    What's the difference between the two sentences?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: difference

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    Hi,Raymott.
    Sorry. I want the key to the question below.
    Still need your help.
    Ah, that's a different prospect.
    They mean the same thing. Also, I add one of my own.

    than can poor countries such as Mexico.
    than poor countries can such as Mexico.
    than poor countries such as Mexico can.

    The second is stylistically inferior in writing, in my opinion.

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