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    Arrow The more he is good the earlier he can leave

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, is this sentence right: "The more he is good the earlier he can leave"? Please, help. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: The more he is good the earlier he can leave

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, is this sentence right: "The more he is good the earlier he can leave"? Please, help. Thanks in advance.
    No, it is not possible for something/someone to be 'more good' the comparative of 'good' is 'better'.

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    Re: The more he is good the earlier he can leave

    So, it could be: the better he is, the earlier he can leave.

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    Re: The more he is good the earlier he can leave

    Not really - if you call someone 'better' you usually mean a better person - not a better-behaved person. Most teachers would say either of these:
    • The better-behaved he is, the earlier he can leave.
    • The better his behaviour, the earlier he can leave.


    Some teachers would say something like 'Well I can stay here all night...'

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    Smile Re: The more he is good the earlier he can leave

    Why can't I say : the better his behavior is, the...?

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    Re: The more he is good the earlier he can leave

    You can. In fact my impression is that my omission of "is" (in 'the better his behaviour') is rather old-fashioned.

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