A person gets more greedy as they get richer.

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1) A person gets more greedy as they get richer.

2) A person gets more greedy as they get rich.

Are my sentences correct?
 

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I'd use 'greedier', but its a very sweeping statement.
 

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Some people get greedier the richer they get.
 

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There's a typo in your post, Rover.
This is very rare.:)
 

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Now is the chance for you to correct Rover's typo, tufguy.;-)
 

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I hate myself.:oops:

I'll mention it next time I go to confession.
 
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I'd use 'greedier'. But it's a very sweeping statement.

I know it is not the best way to start a sentence with "but" but there was a comma splice. Are my corrections correct?

Although it is out of my league to correct your mistake (please do not mind Rover sir) but I just gave it a shot. There is a saying "nobody is perfect" so teachers are human being as well they can sometimes make mistakes.
 
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'I'd use 'greedier', but it's a very sweeping statement' is not a comma splice because of the conjunction 'but'.
 

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Though it's in vogue to use "they" as a pronoun for a singular subject, many people object to it.

I would recast the sentence by writing "People get greedier as they get richer".
 

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I'd use 'greedier'. But it's a very sweeping statement.

Congratulations! You spotted and corrected the missing apostrophe. You should have stopped there. :) While dividing a perfectly good sentence into two was unnecessary, your sentences are okay. But you should think carefully before you begin a sentence with a conjunction.
 
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