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Thus it explained spelling, grammar, phonetics, and usage much more extensively than would a dictionary for native English speakers.

Do you think the above sentence is correct? Should it be written as:
Thus it explained...than a dictionary for native English speakers would?

Am I correct?
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Hi,

Thus it explained spelling, grammar, phonetics, and usage much more extensively than would a dictionary for native English speakers.

Do you think the above sentence is correct? Should it be written as:
Thus it explained...than a dictionary for native English speakers would?


It's fine. It's just a somewhat literary word order.
You might perhaps put a comma after 'thus'.

Clive
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Jackson6612Do you think the above sentence is correct? Should it be written as:
Thus it explained...than a dictionary for native English speakers would?
Either way is fine.
CJ
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But couldn't it be written as:
Thus it explained...than a dictionary for native English speakers would?
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The sentence is correct. Think subject verb object.