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More than with 〜方が and 〜より

Two objects are compared by appending (ほう)が to the subject (the “more”), and appending より to the item being compared with (the “lesser”).

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.


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Further Reading

  • 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