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# Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of

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26 Mar 2017, 03:53
iMyself wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
iMyself wrote:

Hi Expert,
I've a curiosity about the red part. In the red part, it has been written that ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world''. I can simply write the above part as below.
x receives more rainfalls than y.
Is it:
Definitely the original sentence indicates the second one. right?
So, I think, there must have a verb for any other site of the world. The correct sentence must be like below.
''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than DOES any other site of the world''.
Thank you...

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...

You are right in that the sentence 1 does not make sense and the sentence 2 does. Therefore omission IS ACCEPTABLE because the meaning is not ambiguous in this case. If both made sense, then the meaning would be ambiguous, and then omission would NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.
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26 Mar 2017, 19:18
sayantanc2k wrote:
iMyself wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...

You are right in that the sentence 1 does not make sense and the sentence 2 does. Therefore omission IS ACCEPTABLE because the meaning is not ambiguous in this case. If both made sense, then the meaning would be ambiguous, and then omission would NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.

i thought that there is a mistake in the sentence ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world'', because of it's duel meaning (WHATEVER this duel meaning make sense or NOT). I get it right now. That means there is NO mistake in the official sentence, right sayantanc2k?
Thank you brother.
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23 Sep 2017, 03:13
Is 'Overflow the land' Correct? or it should have been 'Overflow on the land'?
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