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  1. Lesson 2: Pronouns
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    5 Quizzes
  2. Grammar and Writing
    Lesson 1: Build a sentence
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    5 Quizzes
  3. Lesson 3: Comparison
    6 Topics
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    8 Quizzes
  4. Lesson 4: Relative clauses
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    5 Quizzes
  5. Lesson 5: Noun phrases
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    6 Quizzes
Lesson 3, Topic 4
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1C. Comparative: Common mistakes

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Subject pronouns

  • Ed is 6ft tall. Bob is taller than him.
  • Ed is 6ft tall. Bob is taller than he is. (FORMAL)

Auxiliary verbs

  • Anna runs faster than Pat runs. (INCORRECT)
  • Anna runs faster than Pat does. (CORRECT)

Possessive

  • My car is more expensive than Ellen’s car. (INCORRECT)
  • My car is more expensive than Ellen’s/ hers.(CORRECT)
  • My car is more expensive than that of Ellen. (FORMAL)