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bosun

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I wonder if the following structure for comparison is correct.

Children grow up more healthily in a rural setting than in urban area.
 
  • Orange Blossom

    Senior Member
    U.S.A. English
    I wonder if the following structure for comparison is correct.

    Children grow up more healthily in a rural setting than in urban area.
    More healthily strikes me as an odd construction. I would use the word healthier, but then I would need to rearrange the sentence: Children growing up in a rural setting are healthier than those raised in an urban area. Additionally, the rearrangment draws the focus to the children's comparitive states of health.
    Orange Blossom
     

    Tabac

    Senior Member
    U. S. - English
    I wonder if the following structure for comparison is correct.

    Children grow up more healthily in a rural setting than in urban area.
    I can't fault the grammar, but I think one could justify using the adjective: Children grow up [to be] healthier.....

    It sounds better, as well, as far as I'm concerned.
     
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