Re: Comparison Terminology
|From:||Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 28, 2001, 15:04|
I have a problem I haven't been able to solve involving terminology used in
sentences with comparisons. I haven't found enough in the archives to help.
It seems to me the clause has 4 components:
A. what's being compared
B. what the subject is being compared to
C. the attribute being used for comparison
D. the rest of the clause
1. John bakes more bread than Mary.
A=John B=Mary C=(more) bread D=bakes
2. John bakes more bread than cakes.
A=bread B=cakes C=(more) [quantity of?] D=bakes
3. John bakes potatoes more than he boils them.
A=bakes B=boils C=(more) [often?] D=John, potatoes
Now for my questions:
First of all, is this a good analysis?
If so, what terminology is used for the various components?
If not, what improvements are needed?