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Hi there,

1.The teen suicide rate is higher than in Asian countries than in western countries. OR

2. The teen suicide rate is higher than in Asian countries that IT IS or THAT IS in western countries.

which one is correct?

peter
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You have some mistakes here that make it difficult to understand which countries have the higher suicide rate. I'll assume that you want to say that the rate is higher in Asian countries. Say it this way:

The teen suicide rate is higher in Asian countries than (it is) in western countries.


it is is optional.

CJ
CalifJimYou have some mistakes here that make it difficult to understand which countries have the higher suicide rate. I'll assume that you want to say that the rate is higher in Asian countries. Say it this way:

The teen suicide rate is higher in Asian countries than (it is) in western countries.


it is is optional.

CJ
The teen suicide rate is higher in Asian countries than that in western countries.
Is the sentence correct?
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... than that in western countries.

Yes, it is correct like this as well. However, because it is much less usual to see it stated this way, a native speaker finds it a little more difficult to understand in this form. I myself had to read it several times and think about it before it made sense and I realized that it was a correct sentence.

CJ
Hi there,

thanks very much.

Then how about the sentence like this:

The prices of goods and food in Beijing are much lower than THOSE // THEY ARE in the USA.

Which one is correct, THOSE ARE or THEY ARE or just simply THOSE?

peter
Hi Peter,

just THOSE.
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So what's wrong with lower than they are in the ...?

CJ
Oh dear. I need to get reading glasses or something. That's the second really dumb mistake I've made in about three minutes. Time for bed, I guess.
CalifJim... than that in western countries.

Yes, it is correct like this as well. However, because it is much less usual to see it stated this way, a native speaker finds it a little more difficult to understand in this form. I myself had to read it several times and think about it before it made sense and I realized that it was a correct sentence.

CJ

Thank, CJ.
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