might be easier for you if you just remember the name of the
‘winner’ – i.e. the highest, the fastest and so on.
The first thing that you need to focus on is the word that con-
nects the two people. In the first practice example below this is
faster. The next thing that you need to do is to decide the direc-
tion of the comparison that is being made. In the first practice
example it is Peter who is the faster runner. Once you have estab-
lished this, answering the question is easy. Peter is the ‘winner’ so
the answer to the question is Paul.
1) Peter is a faster runner than Paul.
Who is the slower runner?
2) Raj has a more expensive watch than Jean.
Who has the more expensive watch?
3) Sally is better at football than Lisa.
Who is the better footballer?
4) David is a faster typist than Pauline.
Who is the slower typist?
5) Mohammed reads more books than Gene.
Who reads less?
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