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For the following sentences I see on a book:
"Compared to the amount of space required for storing paper proposals, saving those information in digital format only requires a relatively small amout of space. "
May I know Why it is using "compared to" instead of "compare to"? Why use a past tence of compare?
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It seems like past participle to me. I could be wrong. To me, it functions like the 'required' in your sentence.

I could be talking nonsense here. Hope this sheds some light.
Jack1234For the following sentences I see on a book:

"Compared to the amount of space required for storing paper proposals, saving those information in digital format only requires a relatively small amout of space. "

May I know Why it is using "compared to" instead of "compare to"? Why use a past tence of compare?
(When it is) compared to the amount of space required for storing paper proposals, saving those information in digital format only requires a relatively small amout of space. "

After 'is' a past particple is needed. Are you sure the word 'those' is not a typo? " ... those information" is not correct. As "information" is an uncountable noun, "those" cannot be used.
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Thanks, but the word (when it is) is not there, thus how do we decide whether to use the past participle - compared?
Another way, (when it is) is not there, why should we imagine there is some words there?
Sorry, I am new to this structure, thus I do not 100% understand your explanation.
Jack1234Another way, (when it is) is not there, why should we imagine there is some words there?
Sorry, I am new to this structure, thus I do not 100% understand your explanation.
I'll give you another example. My dog named Darkie is playful. You can say My dog which is named Darkie is playful. However, the sentence becomes too wordy.

I hope it is clearer to you now.
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Hi Jack

Are you sure the word 'those' is not a typo? " ... those information" is not correct. You haven't answered my question? Could you please do so?
Hi,

For the following sentences I see on a book:



"Compared to the amount of space required for storing paper proposals, saving those information in digital format only requires a relatively small amout of space. "

May I know Why it is using "compared to" instead of "compare to"? Why use a past tence of compare?

Consider a simpler example. Cooked, a chicken tastes delicious. Here, 'cooked' is a past participle used as an adjective to describe 'a chicken' (ie a cooked chicken).

In your lengthier example, "Compared to the amount of space required for storing paper proposals" is an adjectival phrase. You have to look at the second part of the sentence carefully to see what it describes, but it seems to be 'a relatively small amount of space'. You can see this better if you rearrange the sentence to say

"Saving that information in digital format only requires a relatively small amount of space, compared to the amount of space required for storing paper proposals."

You can't say 'Compare to . . . ' here for the same reason that you can't say 'Cook, a chicken tastes delicious'. You need to put the words in adjectival form.

Best wishes, Clive
Nope, i just copy it from the reference I have. But it is possible the reference has typo=)
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