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Comparison and Ellipsis

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Sam bought an icecream more expensive than that of jack.

Than is used to connect two clauses but the second part (Icecream of Jack) don't have a suitable verb. Please explain how the ellipsis is used in that case.
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New post 25 Jul 2018, 20:55
Here you can replace that with 4 nouns
1. Sam
2. icecream
3. expensive
4. Jack

Clearly none other than Ice Cream makes sense.
So it can be written as

Sam bought an icecream more expensive than the icecream of jack

Here Ice cream of Jack is a Phrase.


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New post 26 Jul 2018, 00:06
GA800...ofcourse the thing you mentioned is absolutely correct.

But my question is ...than should connect two clauses and i want know how can we write the second part in the form of a clause using Ellipsis.
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Sam bought an icecream more expensive than that of jack.

Than is used to connect two clauses but the second part (Icecream of Jack) don't have a suitable verb. Please explain how the ellipsis is used in that case.

Hi Mahi, you are correct in your analysis. It is difficult for you to see the verb, because the verb is implied.

The sentence needs to be read as:

Sam bought an ice-cream (that is) more expensive than that of jack.

Now, spotting the implied verb after than becomes easy. The above sentence is equivalent to:

Sam bought an ice-cream (that is) more expensive than that of jack (is).

As you would notice, is is the verb both before and after than.

p.s. Our book EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana discusses this issue of comparisons, its application and examples in significant detail. If someone is interested, PM me your email-id; I can mail the corresponding section.
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New post 30 Jul 2018, 21:46
EducationAisle wrote:
mahi816 wrote:
Sam bought an icecream more expensive than that of jack.

Than is used to connect two clauses but the second part (Icecream of Jack) don't have a suitable verb. Please explain how the ellipsis is used in that case.

Hi Mahi, you are correct in your analysis. It is difficult for you to see the verb, because the verb is implied.

The sentence needs to be read as:

Sam bought an ice-cream (that is) more expensive than that of jack.

Now, spotting the implied verb after than becomes easy. The above sentence is equivalent to:

Sam bought an ice-cream (that is) more expensive than that of jack (is).

As you would notice, is is the verb both before and after than.

p.s. Our book EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana discusses this issue of comparisons, its application and examples in significant detail. If someone is interested, PM me your email-id; I can mail the corresponding section.
Please can you ping me the material regarding sentence correction comparisons ...email id-vineethk929@gmail.com

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