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Making Sense of Grammar
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If the comparison or similarity expression relates to the attributives of a noun, it is not necessary to repeat the noun:

他的衣服比我(的)多。

Tā de yī fú bǐ wǒ (de )duō 。

He has more clothes than I do.

这儿的天气比那儿(的)好。

Zhè ér de tiān qì bǐ nà ér (de )hǎo 。

The climate here is better than the climate there.

今天买的香蕉比上星期的大。

Jīn tiān mǎi de xiāng jiāo bǐ shàng xīng qī de dà 。

The bananas I bought today are bigger than the ones I bought last week.

这辆车跟那辆一样新。

Zhè liàng chē gēn nà liàng yī yàng xīn 。

This car is as new as that one.

It is not necessary to repeat the noun, though it is not wrong to do so:

他的衣服比我的衣服多。

Tā de yī fú bǐ wǒ de yī fú duō 。

He has more clothes than I have.

这儿的天气比那儿的天气好。

Zhè ér de tiān qì bǐ nà ér de tiān qì hǎo 。

The climate here is better than the climate there.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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