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I have been passing a test and came across the following sentence

The salary of a bus driver is much higher_______________ .
a) than that of a teacher
b) in comparison with the salary of a teacher

The test says that A is correct

My question is whether B is completely wrong or it can be acceptable? As I thought both were correct.

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Hi,

I have been passing a test and came across the following sentence

The salary of a bus driver is much higher__ .

a) than that of a teacher

b) in comparison with the salary of a teacher

The test says that A is correct Yes.

My question is whether B is completely wrong or it can be acceptable? As I thought both were correct.

Say B this way.

The salary of a bus driver is very high in comparison with the salary of a teacher.

We also say 'in comparison to'.

Best wishes, Clive
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Is there any related rule for this construction? I would like to learn it..... So, it turns out that - in comparison with - can be used only when the adjective is in its positive form. Am I right? 
Hi,

Is there any related rule for this construction? I would like to learn it..... So, it turns out that - in comparison with - can be used only when the adjective is in its positive form. Am I right?

I'd say 'should only be used in its basic form'.

That's the idea, although you do hear and read quite often much higher in comparison with .

Consider also this other form of the structure.

A bus driver, in comparison with a teacher, has a very high salary.

China, in comparison with South Korea, is a huge country.

Best wishes, Clive