Two objects are compared by appending
If the subject is a noun, の方が is used. If the subject is a な adjective, な方が is used. Verbs and い adjectives simply use 方が.
- Chino, Naoko. “Basic Pattern 11.” A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns, Kodansha, 2000, pp. 92–93
- Kamiya, Taeko. “Making Comparisons” Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication, Kodansha, 2005, p. 66