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Robby zhu posted:

Sentence:

And today, almost twice as many voters identify themselves as independents than as members of either the Democratic or Republican parties.

Questions:

From a grammar standpoint, we need to have "more(or -er) ...than...", but I don't find a "more" to collaborate with "than", so is the sentence ungrammatical?

Hi,

"as" is not related to "than," but forms part of the structure twice as many.

The sentence is not grammatical. The word "rather" is missing for the sentence to be correct.

- Almost twice as many voters identify themselves as independents rather than as members of either the Democratic or Republican parties.

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor
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