Post by arthurvv vart
1) Tom is more technician than engineer.
2) Tom is more a technician than an engineer.
3) Tom is more of a technician than an engineer.
4) Tom is more technician than Harry.
5) Tom is more a technician than Harry.
6) Tom is more of a technician than Harry.
Which of the above are grammatical?
Which are idiomatic?
I think '1' is informal and would be frowned upon in formal English. Is that correct?
I'd say 1 is old-fashioned and Gallic. 2 is the simple, standard one. 3 is
idiomatic--I've probably said such things--but has an extra "of" Compare
"Tom is half a technician (and half something else)" and "Tom is half of
4 is weird. I can sort of imagine it colloquially meaning you'll get more
technical work from Tom than from Harry. 5 is good and I'd like it better
with "is" at the end for some reason. 6 is like 3.
These days you might here "more so" in those.
"A lot of people expect the Fraternity to make you into the something you aren’t
and that simply isn’t the case. This is more so a journey to discovering your own