[English] Older than … and more expensive than …

비교급 뒤에는 than을 쓴다. We use than after comparatives (older than … / more expensive than …, etc.)

  • She’s taller than him.
  • The Capitol Hotel is more expensive than the Grand.
  • Athens is older than Rome.
  • Are oranges more expensive than bananas?
  • It’s easier to call than to write a letter.
  • ”How are you today?” “Not bad, Better than yesterday.”
  • The restaurant is more crowded than usual.

보통 than me / than him / than her / than us / than them 으로 말한다. We usually say : than me / than him / than her / than us / than them. You can say:

  • I can run faster than him. or I can run faster than he can.
  • You are a better singer than me. or You are a better singer than I am.
  • I got up earlier than her. or I got up earlier than she did.

more/less than …

  • A: How much are those shoes? Fifty dollers?
    B: No, more than that. (= more than $50)
  • The film was very short – less than an hour.
  • They’ve got more money than they need.
  • You go out more than me.

a little older / much older, etc.

Box A가 Box B보다 조금 클 경우: Box A is a little bigger than Box B.
Box C가 Box D보다 많이 클 경우: Box C is much bigger than Box D.

a little / much + bigger / older / better / more difficult / more expensive + than …

  • Canada is much bigger than France.
  • Emma is a little older than Gary – she’s 26 and he’s 24.
  • The hotel was much more expensive than I expected.
  • You go out much more than me.

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