than (on) their intensity

Status
Not open for further replies.

keannu

VIP Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2010
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Korean
Home Country
South Korea
Current Location
South Korea
The original text has "on" in-between, but is it a must? It's connected to "depend" and this is a grammar question, but I don't know if this kind of rule is quite strict.

ex)Making $1 million in one year, but nothing in the preceding nine, ①
does not bring the same pleasure as having the total evenly distributed over the same period, that is, $100,000 every year for ten years in a row. The same ②applies to the inverse order ― making a bundle the first year, then nothing for the remaining period. Somehow, your pleasure system ③will be saturated rather quickly. As a matter of fact, your happiness depends far more on the number of instances of positive feelings, what psychologists call “positive affect,” ④than (on) their intensity. In other words, good news is good news first; how good matters rather little. So to have a pleasant life you should spread these small affects across time as evenly as possible. Plenty of mildly good news is preferable to one single lump of great news.
 

SoothingDave

VIP Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2009
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
It's optional, but with that many words between I would include it.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top