Lesson: Word Choice - "lay" vs. "lie" and more

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Hi Brent,

Can we say Matt is taller than Edward and Bill?
is it also correct to say "Matt is taller than both Edward and Bill"?
or do we have to use superlatives?

Thanks

YT
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Both of those sentences are good.

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Both of those sentences are good.

so, although we compared more that 2 entities, in this case we can use comparative!. is there a clear exception rule?
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When we say "Matt is taller than Edward and Bill," we are really saying "Matt is taller than Edward, and Matt is taller than Bill." So, we are still comparing 2 things at a time.

Great video!

Is there a list of all the rules that are enforced by GMAT, but not universally accepted (e.g. 'comparative + THEN' rule)?
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Thanks Marius!
Sorry, I don't have such a list.

Cheers,
Brent

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