Organic food is much more expensive than non-organic food.

yi-ing

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Hi,
I want to avoid repeating noun "food" in the second part. Could you please help me? I know for uncountable noun that we can't use "one".

Organic food is much more expensive than non-organic food.
 

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Simply remove the word "food" at the end and you have a grammatical and understandable sentence.

As long as the same noun is being used in a comparison, you don't need to repeat it.

I prefer brown hair to blond.
He likes strong beer more than weak.
She drinks more red wine than white.
The kids have more red marbles than blue.
 

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Simply remove the word "food" at the end and you have a grammatical and understandable sentence.
Great !
Organic food is much more expensive than non-organic.


Can we use the last sentence in the following way only for countable or singular nouns?
The kids have more red marbles than blue ones.
 

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You can use that but there is no need for the word "ones" at the end. It's already clear you're talking about marbles.
 
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