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MORE * * * THAN (complex comparisions)

A simple comparison in English is “She is more important than you.” One way to make comparisons more complex is to increase the number of words between ‘more’ and ‘than.’  This could include nouns or adjectives followed by non-finite clauses such as the following EXPERT EXAMPLE: Today, billions of citizens have more tools, more access to information, more capacity to influence than ever before. TED Pearson’s GSE 66 B2 structure is defined …

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‘There’s no better example than China.’ (NO | ‘NOT ANY’ + comparative)

Let’s look at an expert example of limiting comparison: Now, these people are no more special than any of us. (listen to this sentence) ‘no more‘ = not more Point 74 in the category of ADJECTIVES is defined as: ‘no’ / ‘not any’ to limit the scale of comparison. (comparative clauses) *But really this grammar is equally useful with comparative adverb phrases. …

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more + adjective

Point 9 in ADJECTIVES / comparatives/ COMPLEMENT OF ‘BE’ overlaps point 26 in ADJECTIVES which is defined as: a range of comparative adjective phrases using ‘more’ + longer adjectives (usually three or more syllables). more _JJ 1 MORE LIKELY 479744 2 MORE IMPORTANT 265541 3 MORE DIFFICULT 212237 4 MORE EXPENSIVE 195809 5 MORE EFFICIENT …

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(slightly | a bit | much) + COMPARATIVE

Let’s explain an expert example of the C1 grammar structure: ‘a bit’ + comparative adjective phrase: A simple comparative adjective as a complement at A2 grammar: Reality is more complicated. ‘a bit‘ is an advanced C1 adverbial phrase that can change the meaning of the comparative adjective to a small degree. Reality is a bit more complicated than this.          …

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