enforce it far more strictly than (it) is the case with current laws.

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ritter66

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Czech
Hello all.

I've come across this sentence:

- In my opinion, their biggest priority should be to introduce wider legislation and then enforce it far more strictly than is the case with current laws.

And I am curious to know whether I could use "it" in this sentence:

- In my opinion, their biggest priority should be to introduce wider legislation and then enforce it far more strictly than it is the case with current laws.

Which of these sentences is the best? :) Thanks!
 
  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    Where have you come across this?

    I don't think adding "it" would be an improvement. Indeed, I don't think "is the case with" is a good fit here. I would get rid of it, leaving just:
    "...and then enforce it far more strictly than current laws."
    Or I might add "are enforced" at the end: "...and then enforce it far more strictly than current laws are enforced".
     

    kentix

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    English - U.S.
    "It" is definitely not a good fit there, although I can see why you think it might be.

    "than is the case" forms a common phrase.

    Baby girls were named Enid far more often in the past than is the case today.
     
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