Comparing two things

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He couldn't help wondering why she wasn't more panicked.

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He couldn't help wondering why she wasn't more panicked.
asked Jan 25 '13 at 00:50 John Lawrence Ketchum New member

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I agree with Tolley that the sentence is grammatically correct. The use of the negative comparative adjective "not more panicked" does imply a comparison between how panicked she actually was and how panicked he thought she should be. It is not necessary to say "...wasn't more panicked than she was"; in fact that would be too wordy, but the longer phrase does show the comparison more clearly.

link comment edited Jan 25 '13 at 09:42 Shawn Mooney Expert

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