Grammar Patterns

Comparative adjectives

Pattern 3: ADJ-COMPAR than n/-ing

The comparative adjective is followed by than and a noun group or an '-ing' clause.
Though chess is infinitely more civilized than war, I had no appetite for chess.
As this condition is more complex than the other two forms of phobia, I have dedicated a separate section to it.
Her antiquated navy was still much larger than that of any possible foe.
It'll be nicer than being at home, in some ways.
His restaurant staff of 30 is about 25 percent smaller than five years ago, although he said much of the cutback resulted from the weak economy.

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