I prefer asking more knowledgeable people

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Omega Force

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello.

I am trying to say something like this:

"I don't know much about computers, so I prefer asking more knowledgeable people."

But I'm not sure if it's correct. It doesn't seem very elegant.

The context: I want to buy a computer, but I don't know much about computers so I could make a wrong choice, so I would like to ask a question* to people who know more than me about computers.

*the question is: which computer should I choose between two computers?

Thanks in advance for your answers.
 
  • Mahantongo

    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    While "more" modifies "knowledgeable", this word order also allows it to modify "people" and so it becomes ambiguous -- are the people more knowledgeable, or are you asking more people? You can avoid this problem by changing the order of the sentence: "... so I prefer asking people who are more knowledgeable." You also might want to clarify whose knowledge is lacking, and finish with " so I prefer asking people who are more knowledgeable than I am."

    Note that you can also simplify the whole concept and say "so I prefer asking people who know more about them than I do."
     
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