GRAMMAR CORNER – comparative structures

Read the sentence from the article about Company Culture. Are you familiar with the comparative structure used in it?

The better-defined a company’s culture is, the more likely they are to attract top talent.”

Take a look at more examples:

  • The older we grow, the wiser we become.
  • The less you spend, the more you save.
  • The more I practise, the more I remember.
  • The bigger the risk, the greater the reward.
  • The more she does for others, the better she feels.

Watch the English In A Minute video from BBC Learning English and consolidate your knowledge.

Use the comparative structure ‘The…, the… .’ to transform the following sentences:

  1. If you take better care of your employees, you increase their engagement.
  2. Higher salary increases the quality of work.
  3. Better atmosphere improves employee retention.
  4. When a company grows, it is harder to be innovative.
  5. If you encourage cooperation, your team will work together better.
  6. If you are more respectful, you get more respect.
  7. When you get more experience, your leadership skills improve.
  8. You get better results with purposeful actions.

By the way, do you agree with these statements?

Use the textbox to write your transformations before you share them with other group members: