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a simple question from one of my pupils



Nizarsouth
Tunisia

a simple question from one of my pupils
 
Hi colleagues! I was teaching parallel increase with the structure the more+comparative +the more +comparative and I gave an example:
the more you read the more enlightened you become.
a student asked me whether we could say the more you read the more you become enlightened or not and why.
I īm sure that the first sentence is correct but I īm still confused about the second.
can you help me please? 
Thank you so much.

20 Apr 2012      



yanogator
United States

Yes, they īre both correct. Which you use depends on what you want to emphasize. "the more enlightened" emphasizes the condition. "The more you become" emphasizes the process. I would say that "the more enlightened you become" would be more common.
 
Bruce

20 Apr 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

One of my teachers once used a saying to humour us, students (long time ago:): "The more you read the more you know. The more you know the more you forget. The more you forget the less you know. So why read anyway?" 
I think that was a paraphrased quote from Dr Seuss, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you īll go"
As to your question, Bruce is right!Smile
Sophia

21 Apr 2012     



MarionG
Netherlands

a while ago I saw a qoute along the same lines you might enjoy Sophia..
"The more you study, the more you īll know.
Knowledge is power.
Power corrupts.
Study hard, become evil!" Evil Smile

21 Apr 2012