Verbs in Incomplete Comparisons?
Consider the following sentence:
"You cannot format text like I do."
Is this an incomplete comparison? A friend told me that such construction is incorrect because the verbs—"can" and "do"—differ. To further explain, she said correct constructions of such sentence would be as follows:
"You do not format text like I do," or "You cannot format text like I can."
Generally, I agree that these formats are better, given the identical verbs, and should be preferred. But while those may have been better, I was not fully convinced that my original construction was incorrect. Would you please provide your thoughts?
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