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D00M
Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 3:12:20 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

Are all of the following sentences correct, please?

The consumption of chocolate was slightly higher in 2012 compared to 1992.
The consumption of chocolate was slightly higher in 2012 compared to that in 1992.

The consumption of chocolate was slightly higher in 2012 than in 1992.

I am looking forward to your answers.
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:25:54 AM
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D00M wrote:
The consumption of chocolate was slightly higher in 2012 compared to 1992.
The consumption of chocolate was slightly higher in 2012 compared to that in 1992.

The consumption of chocolate was slightly higher in 2012 than in 1992.


Only the last one is really correct. You already have a comparative adjective ("higher"), so you do not need to say "compared". If the adjective were "high" rather than "higher", then "compared" would be correct.
D00M
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:01:37 AM

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Thank you very much, teacher.

Are both of the following correct?

The consumption of chocolate was slightly high in 2012 compared to 1992.
The consumption of chocolate was slightly high in 2012 compared to that in 1992.

I am looking forward to your answers.
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:21:26 AM
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D00M wrote:
The consumption of chocolate was slightly high in 2012 compared to 1992.
The consumption of chocolate was slightly high in 2012 compared to that in 1992.


They don't sound quite natural. The "slightly" sounds rather odd in this context.
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