Skip to main content

a. That he should come here is better than that you should go there.
b. For him to come here is better than for you to go there.

c. That he should come here is preferable than that you should go there.
d. For him to come here is preferable than for you to go there.

Are the above sentences grammatically correct?

Many thanks

ACCESS_POST_ACTIONS



Last edited by azz
Original Post

Hi, Azz,

I'd like to see what David thinks, but I don't think a that-clause can be the object of than. Also, I'd use "to" after "preferable" (which does not work in example (d) as it clashes with "for you to...")

You can compare infinitival as well are gerundial clauses — the latter ones being indeed more formal:

e. His coming here is better than your going there.
f. His coming here is preferable to your going there.

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

Add Reply

×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×