Comparative adjectives

Function 2: Linking clauses together

A comparative links two clauses together when only the comparative appears in one clause, without a group or clause introduced by than. The second person or thing in the comparison is mentioned or implied in a previous clause.
His pointed-toe slip-on boots unfortunately let the image down. Walking boots might have been more appropriate.
With infertility becoming more common and more treatable, the research suggests that the incidence of some childhood conditions could rise.
Why did she choose three-day eventing of all equestrian disciplines? Why not showjumping which was far more fashionable and perhaps not quite so difficult for the beginner?
From studies in the wild, Jenkins found that as many as 76 per cent of the young eagles survive their first year. A more usual figure for most wild species would be nearer 50 per cent.

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