Incomplete comparisons


I have a problem with incomplete comparisons in the following example: “We use SMILI to see differences of features offered by each system more clearly.”

asked Apr 01 '11 at 11:18 Norasnita Ahmad New member

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Usually when you use a comparision such as "more clearly," you must state what it is compared to-- i.e., more clearly than what? However, if your previous sentences have already stated or discussed the non-SMILI alternative(s), then the complete comparison is implicit. I would still more around a few words for clarity's sake.


“We use SMILI to more clearly see the differences of features offered by each system.”

link comment answered Apr 01 '11 at 19:34 Collane Ramsey Expert

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