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    Position of comparative/ adjective

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    Position of comparative/ adjective
    Message from valoris posted on 23-10-2019 at 11:43:53 (D | E | F)
    Hello everybody!
    In an exercise First certificate Exam format I have found the following “key word transformation” (students have to complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given, which cannot be changed, and they must use between two and five words).
    Mary is the best guitarist I know. THAN
    Mary is a ____________________________________ else I know.

    The only solution proposed by the authors is the following:
    A)Mary is a BETTER GUITARIST THAN ANYONE / ANYBODY / EVERYONE / EVERYBODY else I know.

    Some students completed the sentence writing
    B)Mary is a GUITARIST BETTER THAN ANYONE / ANYBODY / EVERYONE / EVERYBODY else I know.

    Can you please help me understand if both A and B are correct?
    Thank you so much!

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    Edited by lucile83 on 23-10-2019 17:42


    Re: Position of comparative/ adjective from gerold, posted on 23-10-2019 at 12:37:34 (D | E)
    Hello

    B is wrong, even in the comparative adjectives come before nouns: better guitarist, NOT guitarist better.



    Re: Position of comparative/ adjective from zilazila, posted on 23-10-2019 at 12:51:28 (D | E)
    Hello
    The first sentence is correct.
    A) Mary is a BETTER GUITARIST THAN ......



    Re: Position of comparative/ adjective from valoris, posted on 23-10-2019 at 15:49:26 (D | E)
    Thank you!
    Anyway, if I can say "Mary is a guitarist who is better than anyone else I know", some students might consider "Mary is a guitarist better than..." as a reduced relative clauses. What could I reply? Thank You!



    Re: Position of comparative/ adjective from traviskidd, posted on 23-10-2019 at 23:11:51 (D | E)
    Hello, in my opinion both sentences are correct, with any of the four options (but I would most naturally say "anyone").
    See you.



    Re: Position of comparative/ adjective from valoris, posted on 24-10-2019 at 07:30:16 (D | E)
    Thank you!




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