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Re: Less of

Posted by Sphinx on August 23, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Less of posted by GPP on August 23, 2003

Yes, I'm unsure of the meaning of the sentences, but it's the unclear (to me) grammatical rule that caused my unsureness! I want to know the grammatical points first.

BTW, it seems you are online now GPP? I wonder if we could contact each other faster via:
esphinx@hotmail.com (MSN messager)
328708617 (ICQ)
magicsphinxcn (Yahoo messager)

: : 'He is less of a fool than I thought he was.'
: : and 'It might be less of a problem ethically'

: : How to explain 'less of'?

: : I've never seen this kind of grammatical rule.

: Is your question grammatical--that is, are you wondering whether these are grammatically correct sentences? The answer to this is, probably so, but you might get some argument; they're both entirely idiomatic, however. Or are you unsure of the meaning of the sentences?