Is this sentence correct? "word" says is wrong.


In recent years, much more attention than ever has been paid to children’s education.

Thank you.

asked Jun 12 '13 at 07:20 wangfa627 New member

2 answers


Removing "than ever" will correct the sentence, but it might not convey your meaning.  You now have an incomplete comparison.  More than what or when?  "More than ever" is acceptable, but you run into problems when you split it up. 


In recent years, attention has been paid more than ever to education. 


In recent years, more attention has been paid than ever before to education


You don't have to delete children's as I did.  Usually, when we talk about education we assume it is the education of children in general.  When it is not, then we add a modifier to show what kind of education:  adult education, early education, special education.  But that's not a rule.

link comment answered Jun 12 '13 at 16:56 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

than ever is redundant.  So simply remove those 2 words.

link comment answered Jun 12 '13 at 15:56 Michael Cranfield Expert

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.