comparative adjective THAN verbING

comparative adjective THAN verbING

Point 84 in the category of CLAUSES is defined as:

‘than’ + a limited range of non-finite clauses (with -ing), forming the second part of a comparison after a comparative adjective


A search in iWeb for:

_JJ than _V.G

1 CHEAPER THAN BUYING 3875
2 BETTER THAN GETTING 1169
3 WORSE THAN GETTING 995
4 BETTER THAN USING 973
5 EXPENSIVE THAN BUYING 832
6 CHEAPER THAN PAYING 788
7 CHEAPER THAN GOING 658
8 EASIER THAN TRYING 651
9 BETTER THAN GOING 622
10 BETTER THAN SITTING 594
11 BETTER THAN TRYING 586
12 CHEAPER THAN USING 556
13 BETTER THAN SEEING 520
14 BETTER THAN TAKING 510
15 CHEAPER THAN GETTING 506
16 IMPORTANT THAN GETTING 482

17 WORSE THAN TRYING 465

  ABC
Scuba couple take the plunge under Busselton Jetty in WA’s first underwater wedding
But there’s nothing worse than trying to put a wetsuit on when you’re wet.
*Note, the grammar is overshadowed by other B1 grammar.  ‘Nothing’ + ‘worse than’ is very common.
18 BETTER THAN WATCHING 447
19 WORSE THAN GOING 415
20 DIFFERENT THAN USING 413
21 EFFECTIVE THAN USING 399
22 CHEAPER THAN RENTING 390
23 IMPORTANT THAN MAKING 383
24 EASIER THAN USING 382
25 EFFICIENT THAN USING 359

26 WORSE THAN LOSING 331

  CNBC
These digital nomads have worked remotely since way before the pandemic—these are their 7 best tips
Nothing is worse than losing your bank card when abroad,” he said.

27 WORSE THAN SEEING 327
28 EXPENSIVE THAN USING 324
29 BETTER THAN SPENDING 317
30 CHEAPER THAN HIRING 315
31 BETTER THAN MAKING 301
32 CHEAPER THAN REPLACING 290
33 FASTER THAN USING 289
34 BETTER THAN BUYING 287
35 CHEAPER THAN PURCHASING 281
36 IMPORTANT THAN KNOWING 273
37 DIFFERENT THAN SAYING 262
38 CHEAPER THAN TAKING 256
39 DIFFERENT THAN WORKING 251
40 BETTER THAN PLAYING 246
41 BETTER THAN EATING 244
42 WORSE THAN FINDING 244
43 BETTER THAN PUTTING 241
44 EFFECTIVE THAN TRYING 238
45 EASIER THAN GETTING 234
46 BETTER THAN WORKING 232
47 BETTER THAN GIVING 228
48 CHEAPER THAN BOOKING 226
49 EASIER THAN MAKING 221
50 BETTER THAN FINDING 220
51 BETTER THAN KNOWING 218
52 IMPORTANT THAN WINNING 213
53 WORSE THAN FEELING 211
54 DIFFERENT THAN GOING 210

55 WORSE THAN SPENDING 205

56 BETTER THAN LOSING 201
57 WORSE THAN WATCHING 200
58 WORSE THAN USING 199
59 DIFFERENT THAN PLAYING 198
60 BETTER THAN LETTING 197
61 BETTER THAN COMING 196
62 EASIER THAN GOING 192
63 EXPENSIVE THAN GOING 192
64 BETTER THAN LEAVING 189
65 DIFFERENT THAN BUYING 189
66 IMPORTANT THAN KEEPING 186
67 BETTER THAN PAYING 185
68 BETTER THAN WAITING 185
69 SECURE THAN USING 181
70 WORSE THAN SITTING 181
71 CHEAPER THAN BUILDING 180
72 CHEAPER THAN TRYING 180
73 IMPORTANT THAN TRYING 174
74 DIFFERENT THAN WRITING 168
75 DIFFERENT THAN TAKING 167
76 BETTER THAN STARTING 166
77 CONVENIENT THAN USING 164
78 DIFFERENT THAN GETTING 163
79 BETTER THAN STAYING 162
80 WORSE THAN TAKING 162
81 BETTER THAN LIVING 161
82 EXPENSIVE THAN PAYING 161
83 EXPENSIVE THAN PURCHASING 161
84 WORSE THAN RUNNING 161
85 WORSE THAN COMING 160
86 BETTER THAN ENJOYING 159
87 BETTER THAN WAKING 158
88 WORSE THAN PUTTING 158
89 DIFFERENT THAN RUNNING 157
90 HAPPIER THAN SEEING 155
91 IMPORTANT THAN FINDING 153
92 ACCURATE THAN USING 151
93 WORSE THAN MAKING 148
94 EXPENSIVE THAN GETTING 146
95 FRUSTRATING THAN TRYING 146
96 WORSE THAN WAKING 146
97 BETTER THAN THROWING 144
98 CHEAPER THAN EATING 143
99 DIFFERENT THAN MAKING 143
100 BETTER THAN WALKING 142


A2 vocabulary:

booking, building, keeping, letting, losing, renting, spending, throwing, trying, winning, worse

B1:

accurate, convenient, efficient, hiring, replacing


MORE EXPERT EXAMPLES:

It’s much simpler than writing he or she constantly, which is exclusionary and outdated.

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This approach is outdated in any case and if we look forward 10 years,

speaking and verbal comprehension skills will become more useful than writing skills.

topics.amcham.com.tw


Nothing is more important than resisting the continuing dumbing down and radicalization of American students if we are to have an honorable future in these United States.

americanthinker.com

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