Adverb clauses of comparison are of two types:
1. Adverb clauses of comparison of degree
2. Adverb clauses of comparison of manner
Adverb clauses of comparison of degree are introduced by the subordinating conjunction than or by the relative adverb as.
Study the examples given below:
- She is older than him.
- She looks older than she is.
- He earns more money than me.
- I am stronger than you.
- We are richer than our neighbors.
- She is prettier than her sisters.
- He runs faster than you.
- He is as stupid as he is lazy.
In most cases the verb of the adverb clause of comparison of degree is not expressed. In such cases, we are more likely to use an object pronoun after than.
- Nobody loves you more than me. OR Nobody loves you more than I do.
- I earn more than he does. OR I earn more than him.
- You are not more intelligent than him. OR You are not more intelligent than he is.
Adverb clauses of comparison of manner are introduced by the relative adverb as.
- You may do as you please.
- It all ended as we expected.
- As you have made your bed so you must lie on it.