Comparing two or more things


My brain is hurting and I can't see what grammarly is suggesting. Can you explain in a different way how to better this sentence?

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But, as I get older I see countries communicate to their people in degrading ways.
asked Dec 21 '13 at 15:33 Maria Annese New member

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When the software sees a word like older, it is looking for the rest of the comparison to be completed.  Older than what?  The software doesn't understand context. 


Your comma is misplaced.  It should be after older.


The sentence is a bit awkward to my ear. You don't see someone talk, you hear it.  A country doesn't communicate, the people running it do.  Do you only notice this now because you are older (meaning it has always happened just as much), or is it happening more now than when you were younger? Do we need to know that you noticed this, or can we assume that?  If you hadn't noticed, would you be mentioning it?  Does the government action have anything to do with your age?  Depending on what your point is, there are various ways to rewrite the sentence.


In recent years, governments have begun communicating to citizens in degrading ways. 

link comment answered Dec 21 '13 at 15:57 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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