I want to know which of these three sentences is grammatically right and most commonly used?

Actually a student game me this question, and now I am aking you. Please help me. Thank you.

1. The greater the expectation placed upon people, often children or students and employees, is, the better they perform.

2. The greater the expectation placed upon people is, often children or students and employees, the better they perform.

3. The greater the expectation placed upon people, often children or students and employees, the better they perform.
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I want to know which of these three sentences is grammatically right and most commonly used?

Actually a student game me this question, and now I am aking you. Please help me. Thank you.

1. The greater the expectation placed upon people, often children or students and employees, is, the better they perform.

2. The greater the expectation placed upon people is, often children or students and employees, the better they perform.

3. The greater the expectation placed upon people, often children or students and employees, the better they perform.
Hello, Imh - and welcome to English Forums. The main problem is that the appositive phrase is awkward dancing there with 'is', so delete it:

3. The greater the expectation placed upon people, often children or students and employees, the better they perform.
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Thank you, Mister Micawber.

The reason I asked this question was a native English speaker who works for a highschool here in Korea told me that there was no problem with no.2 sentence. According to her, it's grammatically correct and not awkward at all. So I was very confused. And now you say it's awkward. So, Would you mind if I ask what you think about No.2 sentence in terms of grammar and if you have to write something, would you write any sentence like No.2 sentence?
Number three. The verb "to be" is implicit and doesn't need to be stated. The other two sentences are correct, but would not be as commonly used.
Hi.

All three would be grammatically correct, but as the other poster said, the dancing around with "is" is confusing and unnecessary. The verb "to be" is implied in phrase three, you don't need to state it. Number three would be the most common usage.
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Thanks for your answer.

By the way, I was researching myself about this problem. And I found something interesting.

There is no such sentence structure as no.2 used on any website when I searched websites using Google search.

All the second part of an appositional pharses is just after the first part of the appositonal phrases when it is used in the sentence structure with "the comparative" forms. even, the second part of the appostional phrases was parenthisized so that the apposition would not interfere in the understanding of the "the compartive" structures.

For example,

the more he [the courageous person] is possessed of excellence in its entirety and the happier he is, the more he will be pained at the ...

"The more he (the psychologist) seeks to isolate a phase of consciousness, to dissect it out of its context, to expose its true and pure essence, the more ...

The more he (the active player) elongates his turn time, the more energy the ghost will have

The more he (the speaker) had studied these cases, the more he had concluded that suppuration in the ear might be a cause of otosclerosis, ...



All these are the examples of No.1 type sentence. But I couldn't find even one example of No.2 type sentence.

Don't you think it's strange? If it is OK, why can't I find even one example of that No.1 type structured sentence on websites?

Is No.1 type sentence really used?
Sorry, in the last paragraph of the previous post there are two typos. the last paragraph is

All these are the examples of No.1 type sentence. But I couldn't find even one example of No.2 type sentence.

Don't you think it's strange? If it is OK, why can't I find even one example of that No.2 type structured sentence on websites?

Is No.2 type sentence really used?
Thanks for your answer.

By the way, I was researching myself about this problem. And I found something interesting.

There is no such sentence structure as no.2 used on any website when I searched websites using Google search.

All the second part of an appositional pharses is just after the first part of the appositonal phrases when it is used in the sentence structure with "the comparative" forms. even, the second part of the appostional phrases was parenthisized so that the apposition would not interfere in the understanding of the "the compartive" structures.

For example,

the more he [the courageous person] is possessed of excellence in its entirety and the happier he is, the more he will be pained at the ...

"The more he (the psychologist) seeks to isolate a phase of consciousness, to dissect it out of its context, to expose its true and pure essence, the more ...

The more he (the active player) elongates his turn time, the more energy the ghost will have

The more he (the speaker) had studied these cases, the more he had concluded that suppuration in the ear might be a cause of otosclerosis, ...

All these are the examples of No.1 type sentence. But I couldn't find even one example of No.2 type sentence.

Don't you think it's strange? If it is OK, why can't I find even one example of that No.2 type structured sentence on websites?

Is No.2 type sentence really used?
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