[General] You're more likely to lose your job than I to get one.

beachboy

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You're more likely to lose your job than I to get one.
You're more likely to lose your job than I am to get one.
It's easier for you to lose your job than for me to get one.

Do these sentences sound natural? How can I say it in a more natural way?
 

emsr2d2

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You're more likely to lose your job than I to get one. :cross:
You're more likely to lose your job than I am to get one. :tick:
It's easier for you to lose your job than for me to get one. :tick:

Do these sentences sound natural? How can I say it in a more natural way?

If you're trying to express the same idea with all three, the third doesn't fit. Something being "more likely" isn't the same as it being "easier".

I can't think of a natural way to shorten/improve either of the correct sentences.
 

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You have more chance of losing your job than I have of finding one.
 
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