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This topic is tied to the below grammar expression in the grammar library.
B is more C than A

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この    より その バイク    格好 いい  
That motorbike is cooler than this bicycle.
A is more C than B
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「A より、B のほうは ...」 means B is more ... than A. It is currently the other way around in the description.
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11 years ago
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Thanks so much for catching that typo! Fixed.
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11 years ago
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it might be beneficial to have something after the が in the construction to show where the comparison goes
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9 years ago
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Got it, thanks!
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9 years ago
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What would be the difference between this form and the other より form? よりあたたかいです。 いよりやすいがいいです。 Is it that perhaps the second usage refers to general comparison, while the first is more specific?
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8 years ago
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exactly like you said: the latter is more specific. Also, the former is much more commonly used than the latter, at least in my area ;)
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8 years ago
Years Studied: Since Nov 2018
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I've seen some examples where the format is like this ほうが~より. 

くほうがバスでくよりい・いです。
Going by car is cheaper than going by bus.
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1 year ago
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Added!
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1 year ago
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According to A dictionary of basic Japanese grammar, the C component doesn't have to be just an adjective, it can be any predicate. As in,

のほうがさんよりよくべる。
I eat more than Ms. Ueda does.

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4 months ago
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You're right - it was too restrictive. I substituted it out for a more general term. Thanks!

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4 months ago
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