Adverb Clause of Comparison


Adverb Clause of Comparison

The Adverb Clause of Comparison is of two types.

1. Adverb Clause of Comparison of Degrees

2. Adverb Clause of Comparison of Manner

1. Adverb Clause of Comparison of Degrees is introduced by the conjunction ‘than’ or ‘as’.

In the following sentences the Adverb-Clauses of Comparison-Degrees are colored blue.

Examples:

• He is older than he looks.

• No one can run faster than Raman.

• It is later than I thought.

• You must work harder than I do.

• He is as stupid as he is lazy.

2. Adverb Clauses of Comparison of -Manner are introduced by the conjunction as.

In the following sentences the Adverb-Clauses of Comparison-Manner are colored blue.

Examples:

• You may do as you please.

• It all ended as I expected.

• As he has lived so he will die.

The verb of the Adverb Clause of Comparison-Degree is mostly understood.

That means the verb is not expressed.

Examples:

In the following sentences what is implied has been presented in the bracket.

Nobody knows it better than I (do).

Few are better leaders than he (is).

Not many know the truth better than you (know).

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