Pattern 2: the ADJ-COMPAR of pl-n
The comparative adjective follows the and is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of of and a plural noun group. The group can be used as a Subject or Object, as well as a Complement.
The older of the two officers looked at her with eyes filled with pity.
Hugh put his arm around Matt's shoulders. He had been the taller of the two for more than a year.