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81. Older than.. More expensive than

Shes taller than him. The Royal Hotel is more expensive than the Grand. A : We use than after comparative (older than .. / more expensive than . etc.). - Athens is older than Rome. - Are oranges more expensive than apples? - Its easier to call than to write a letter. - How are you today? Not bad. Better than yesterday? - Last night the restaurant was more crowed than usual. B : We say .. than me / than him / than us / than them: - 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 can. - I got up earlier than her. or I got up earlier than she did. C : more / less than .. A : How much did your shoes cost? Twenty dollars? B : No, more than that. (= more than $ 20) - The movie was very short less than an hour. - They have more money than they need. - You go out more than me. (= more often than me) D : a little / a little bit / much + older / more expensive, act. .

Box A is a little bit bigger than Box B. Box C is much bigger than Box D. Bigger - Canada is much bigger than Japan. a little older - Ann is a little bit older than Dan shes 25 and hes 24. a little bit better than - A car is much more expensive than a motorcycle. much more difficult Raymond Murphy. Essential Grammar in Use. Singapore : Cambridge University Press. 2002. more expensive

Exercise
81.1 Write sentences about Liz and Ben. Use than.

1. Im 26. 2. Im not a very good swimmer. 3. Im 1 meter 68 tall. 4. I start work at 8 oclock. 5. I dont work very hard. 6. I dont have much patience. 7. Im a very good driver. 8. Im not very, friendly. 9. Im not a very good dancer. 10. Im very intelligent. 11. I speak French very well. 12. I dont go to the movie very much. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Liz is older than Ben. Ben is a better swimmer than Liz. Liz is taller ... Liz starts .. Ben Liz. Ben has

1. Im 24. 2. Im a very good swimmer. 3. Im 1 meter 66 tall. 4. I start work at 8.30. 5. I work very hard. 6. I have much patience. 7. Im not a very good driver. 8. Im very friendly. 9. Im a very good dancer. 10. Im not very intelligent. 11. I dont speak French very well. 12. I go to the movie very much. 7. Liz is a 8. Ben . 9. Ben . 10. Liz .. 11. Liz .. 12. Ben ..

81.2 Complete the sentences. Use than.

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He isnt very tall. Youre taller than him. or Youre taller than he is. She isnt very old. You are ... I dont work very hard. You work .... He doesnt smoke very much. You .. Im not a very good cook. You . We dont know many people. You ...

Raymond Murphy. Essential Grammar in Use. Singapore : Cambridge University Press. 2002.

7. They dont have much money. You have . 8. I cant run very fast. You can ... 9. She hasnt been here very long. You ... 10. I didnt get up very early. You 11. He isnt very interesting. You ..... 81.3 Complete the sentences with a little bit or much + a comparative (older / better, etc.) 1. Ann is 25. Dan is 24. Ann is a little bit older than Dan. 2. Jacks mother is 44. His father is 68. Jacks mother .... 3. My camera cost $ 100. Yours cost $ 96. My camera ... 4. Yesterday I felt terrible. Today I feel great. I feel 5. Today the temperature is 12 degrees Celsius. Yesterday it was 10 degrees. Its . today ..yesterday. 6. Mary is a fantastic tennis player. Im not very good. Mary .

Raymond Murphy. Essential Grammar in Use. Singapore : Cambridge University Press. 2002.