More...Than... ConstructionsHow to use "more...than..." constructions correctly
This pattern is very commonly used with an adjective and a noun:
The Hulk’s strength and fury made him more destructive than a tornado.
However, many young writers seem to be unaware that it can also be used with two nouns or with two adjectives:
The tank was more an annoyance than an obstacle for the Hulk, who easily tossed it aside.
More a curse than a blessing, the Hulk’s super strength made it impossible for him to hold his favorite teacups.
More knowledgeable than intelligent, the kid could only recite Wikipedia facts without really understanding what he was talking about.
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