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:
firstname.lastname@example.org (MSN messager)
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?