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    The more The more

    I learned a strange structure.
    "The more I hear, the more interested I become"

    I would like to practice on this structure.
    Please teach me if following sentences I wrote are correct.

    1. The more prepared, the more chance to pass the exam.

    2. The more time to meet, the better our relationship.

    3. The larger the size, the more expensive the price.

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    #2

    Re: The more The more

    Quote Originally Posted by hogeun78 View Post
    I learned a strange structure.
    "The more I hear, the more interested I become"

    I would like to practice on this structure.
    Please teach me if following sentences I wrote are correct.

    1. The more prepared ^you are^, the more chance ^you have of passing^ the exam.

    2. The more time^s we^ [to*] meet, the better our relationship ^becomes/will be^.

    3. The larger the size, the more expensive the price.
    Compare 1 and 2 with your model sentence; think what's missing.

    In 3, you're simply comparing adjectives, so you can do without verbs.

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    *I missed this; responding to a later post.
    Last edited by BobK; 08-Dec-2008 at 17:35.


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    Re: The more The more

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Compare 1 and 2 with your model sentence; think what's missing.

    In 3, you're simply comparing adjectives, so you can do without verbs.

    b

    BTW in the 2nd sentence, one needs to omit "to": the more times we meet.

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    Re: The more The more

    Quote Originally Posted by hogeun78 View Post
    I learned a strange structure.
    "The more I hear, the more interested I become"

    I would like to practice on this structure.
    Please teach me if following sentences I wrote are correct.

    1. The more prepared, the more chance to pass the exam.

    2. The more time to meet, the better our relationship.

    3. The larger the size, the more expensive the price.
    thanks 4 your post
    this structure is an important one
    it can be replaced with the
    first conditional (If)

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    Re: The more The more

    Quote Originally Posted by inorderto View Post
    BTW in the 2nd sentence, one needs to omit "to": the more times we meet.

    Not a teacher.
    Well spotted. (I think most people wouldn't use 'times' at all, but it still shouldn't have a to-infinitive: 'the more we meet'/'the more often we meet'/'the more regularly/frequently ... etc. we meet'.)

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