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Parallelism with Comparative Adjective and Adverb [Part 2 of 5]

Comparison of Nouns/ Noun Phrases for quantity/amount/percentage [Part B] C. Comparing number of Different noun heads having Same modifiers or complements The (number of) male nurses are fewer than the (number of) male doctors. {‘the number’ must be repeated because the noun phrase ‘male doctors - X’ is different from ‘male nurses - Y’ which is noun phrase of main clause} The nurses who are male are fewer than the male doctors. Those nurses who are male are fewer than the male doctors. Those nurses who are male are fewer than those doctors who are male. Male nurses are fewer in number than [male doctors] / [the doctors who are male]. Compared to doctors, fewer nurses are men. Fewer nurses than doctors are male. There are fewer male nurses than there are male doctors. Nurses who are male are fewer than [doctors are] / [doctors who are male]. {‘who are’ is in main clause} Fewer nurses are male than doctors who are (male). {‘who are is in predicate clause} Fewer nurses are male than are the doctors (, who are male). {‘are’ can precede ‘the doctors’ for emphasis} Doctors from Kerala are fewer than nurses (are). {‘who are’ is not required because ‘from Kerala’ unlike ‘male’ is not a nominative predicate of ‘doctor/nurse’} Fewer doctors are from Kerala than nurses (are). Fewer doctors are from Kerala than are the nurses. Similar Examples

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