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Can someone help with this?

there is something i don't get, let me explain

you can say "I make more than you in 2 day than you do in 5 days" meaning you can say "In 2 days i make more than you do in 5 day"

"In 2 days I sleep more than half the amount THAT i sleep in 5 day during the week"

structure wise this must be correct and as you can see its a THAT and not a THAN

now if you turn it around "I sleep more than half the amount in 2 days ___ I do in 5 days"

now why wouldn't the missing word be THAT but THAN like you said, i'd go with THAT rather than THAN since in the above its THAT

last thing

1 I get about half as much sleep over the weekend as I do the other five days of the week put together (this could be said)

but could this be said

  • I get a little more than half as much sleep over the weekend as I do the other five days of the week put together.
or

  • I get a little more than 2 times as much sleep over the weekend as i do the other five days of the week put together.
one last thing, have you had a look at the 2 threads i was having trouble with

if you could it would be very helpful

thank you
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"I make more than you in 2 days than you do in 5 days" (more than is comparative)


"In 2 days I sleep more than half the amount THAT I sleep in 5 day during the week" (more than is comparative. That I sleep is not comparative. It is "the amount that I sleep."

"I sleep more than half the amount in 2 days than I do in 5 days" (more than is comparative; than I do in is also used in a comparative sense - sorry, I can't be more technical than this. Grammar isn't my strong point - but this is an 'easy' obervation for me to make on the sentence structure).

I think the problem is the overal sentence structure. It is quite complex.

"In 2 days I sleep more than half the amount that I sleep in 5 days." (if this is what you're trying to say, then it is more clear, to me, when written this way)

1 I get about half as much sleep over the weekend as I do the other five days of the week put together (this could be said)

but could this be said

I get a little more than half as much sleep over the weekend as I do the other five days of the week put together.[ok]

or

I get a little more than 2 times as much sleep over the weekend as i do the other five days of the week put together. [ok]

Again, I think the problem is that it isn't clear what you are saying. A little over half as much, or 2 times as much? I'm not sure on the correct grammatical terms, but in computer programming it is as if you are 'nesting' statements, and they become difficult to understand what you really mean.

During the weekend I sleep a little more than half as much than I do during the other 5 days...
During the weekend I sleep twice as much as I do...
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Graeme,

Did you not make a little mistake here

During the weekend I sleep a little more than half as much than I do during the other 5 days...

Shouldn't it be AS

During the weekend I sleep (a little more than) half as much AS I do during the other 5 days.

Emotion: embarrassed
Good spotting... yes, should be "half as much as..."
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