Lesson: Comparisons - Part I

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can we say..?

In addition to having more teeth than a piranha has, a barracuda's teeth are larger than a piranha has.

Like we do in 'does' example.. seems so simple to me to do the correction rather than using the 'that' relative clause modifier.
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There's a big comparison issue with that sentence. Once we read, "In addition to having more teeth than a piranha has...," we should asks "What has more teeth than a piranha has?" The part the follows should answer that question.

Reading on, we get, "a barracuda's teeth ...."

Hmm, a barracuda's TEETH have more teeth than a piranha has? That makes no sense. As such, this is a faulty comparison.

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Brent,

In 3:59, if I write "Barracuda's teeth are larger than piranha's teeth, in addition a barracuda has more teeth than a piranha has." is this phrase correct?
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Close.

First we need some articles "a" AND we need some different punctuation.

The following would be fine: A barracuda's teeth are larger than a piranha's teeth, and a barracuda has more teeth than a piranha has.

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