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Grammar Pattern 39
Comparing Things in English

Model Sentence
Their car is more powerful than my car is

Similar to English Sentence Pattern 38, this pattern makes a comparison. However, English Sentence Pattern 39 compares two things, not two actions. Generally, shorter words will use "er" (be + adjective + -er + than) but longer words use "more" (be + more (or less!) + adjective + than) to make this comparison.

Pronunciation Practice - Repeat each sentence out loud!

1. My new apartment building is taller than my old one.
2. My new teacher is more interesting than the previous one.
3. Her older brother is less successful than she is.
4. Our new computer is faster than our old computer.
5. We are better students than they are.

Conversation Practice - Ask these questions to your friends!

1. What do you do better than other people?
2. What do you do less well than others?
3. Who usually studies harder than you do?
4. Who can run faster than your mother?
5. What is more interesting than studying English?

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