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1. He is the tallest boy in his class.
(Is 'in his class' an adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase?)

1-2. He is taller than any other boy in his class. (Is 'in his class' an adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase?)

1-3. No other boy in his class is taller than he.
(Is 'in his class' an adverbial phrase or an adjective phrase?)


2. He was at the beach at sunset.
2-2. He was at the beach at the sunset.

(Do we have to use 'the ' or not?)

3.I will go shopping at the store.
3-1. I will do shoping at the store.
3-2. I will do some shopping at the
store.
(Are all the expressions correct?

4. He is taller than I.
4-1. He is taller than I am.
4-2. He is taller than I am tall.
4-3. He is taller than me.
(Can we use all the expressions? Can we use 'me' Instead of "I"? Which one is commonly used?)

5. Don is the kindest boy in his class.
5-1. Don is kinder than any other boy in his class.
5-2. Don is kinder than all the other boys in his class.
5-3. No other boy in his class is kinder than Don.
5-4. No othe boy in his class is so kind as Don.
5-5. No other boy in his class is as kind as Don.

(Are all the expressions grammatical and the same?) From 5 to 5--5

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  1. 1, " in his class" in each case modifies boy....

    2. no, you do not need "the".

    3. Yes, all of those sentences can be used.

    4. Only 4. and 4.1 are correct usage.
    One would never say "than me"

    5. 5.4 is not used. The rest are commonly used.

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  2. 1. In all three sentences, "in his class" describes boy, so it's an adjective phrase.

    2. He was at the beach at sunset. CORRECT.

    3.I will go shopping at the store.
    3-1. I will do shoping at the store.
    3-2. I will do some shopping at the
    store.
    Are all the expressions correct? The first and third are correct, but 3-1 is not right.

    4. He is taller than I.
    4-1. He is taller than I am.
    4-2. He is taller than I am tall.
    4-3. He is taller than me.
    (Can we use all the expressions? Can we use 'me' Instead of "I"? Which one is commonly used?)

    4 and 4-1 are correct. However, many people say "He is taller than me," which is accepted in information conversation, but not in formal writing.

    All of the sentences in 5 are correct. I wouldn't use 5-2, however.

    :-)

  3. In # 4, I meant to say "informal" conversation.

    As you can see, GuruBlue and I have disagreed on a couple of usages. I think this is primarily due to minor regional differences plus perhaps our own preferences.

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