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Making Sense of Grammar
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In topic | subject-predicate sentences, once the topic is presented, comparisons can be made with different parts of the comment in a similar way:

汉字你写得比我漂亮。

Hàn zì nǐ xiě dé bǐ wǒ piāo liàng 。

You can write Chinese characters much better than I can. (lit. As far as Chinese characters are concerned, you can write them much better than I can.)

足球你今年踢得比去年好。

Zú qiú nǐ jīn nián tī dé bǐ qù nián hǎo 。

You play better football this year than last year.

这儿的天气你比我习惯。

Zhè ér de tiān qì nǐ bǐ wǒ xí guàn 。

You are more used to the climate here than I am.

那个地方你比我还熟悉

Nà gè dì fāng nǐ bǐ wǒ hái shú xī

You know that place even better than I do.

这儿的情况我现在比过去更了解。

Zhè ér de qíng kuàng wǒ xiàn zài bǐ guò qù gèng le jiě 。

I understand even more about the situation here now than I did before.

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