Construction of the comparative complement
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Construction of the comparative complementThe comparative object is introduced by:
• than with comparisons of superiority or inferiority,
• as with comparisons of equality.
Note: The comparative object is followed by a construction in the following form: 'Personal Pronoun + Auxiliary verb':
However He is taller than I am is the more strictly correct construction.
You make more mistakes than I do. is completely grammatically correct.
Your car is bigger than my car is. is grammatically correct but rarely used.
I'm a better surfer than you are. is grammatically correct.
In certain sentences, the correct choice of pronoun is essential to avoid confusion:
He loves her more than I do. He loves her more than I love her.
The comparative complement can be an adjective or even an entire clause:
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