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Farham
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Mar 13, 2010, 12:14 PM


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Hi
I saw a strange grammatical structure while reading an English text: " if a film, play, etc is held over, it is shown or performed more time than was originally planned.
Here is my question. Should not we bring " it" after than. I think we should be saying: " more time than it was originally planned. If the sentence is correct, would you please tell me why it is correct?

Thanks


Vivian
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May 24, 2010, 3:14 PM


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Re: [Farham] question

Hi Farham, the structure of this sentence is similar to that of "Tom is more daring than quick-witted." The comparison is drawn between two aspects of the same subject, and after "than", the subject is omitted. Therefore, that sentence is correct.


(This post was edited by Mike on Mar 23, 2016, 3:59 AM)