It looked more like a party than it did a riot

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gvergara

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Español
Hi

I understand the sentence, and have no doubts as to its construction; however, it sounds a bit strange to my non-native ears, and'd like you to tell me if it is 100% OK by you. After all, you can always use the simpler version It looked more like a party than Ø a riot... Thanks in advance

Gonzalo
 
  • abenr

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Hi

    I understand the sentence, and have no doubts as to its construction; however, it sounds a bit strange to my non-native ears, and'd like you to tell me if it is 100% OK by you. After all, you can always use the simpler version It looked more like a party than Ø a riot... Thanks in advance

    Gonzalo
    Nothing's wrong with that sentence and, as a native speaker, it sounds just fine to me.
     

    Fabulist

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    American English
    If you mean that some event resembled a party more closely than it resembled a riot, I would say/write

    It looked more like a party than a riot.

    I think that "sounds" better, and more "natural," too.:)
     
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