people live in apartments more

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people live in apartments more

Post by azz » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:34 am

a. In our city, people live in apartments more than any other type of dwelling.
b. In our city, people live more in apartments than any other type of dwelling.
c. In our city, more people live in apartments than any other type of dwelling.



Given the fact that in general, each person lives in the same place when he or she is in the same city, it seems to me that (c) is the clearest formulation. But couldn't (a) and (b) be used instead of (c)? Given the context, wouldn't they be understood to mean the same as (c)?

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Post by tony h » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:05 pm

azz I would agree with you. Which in itself is a slightly odd - and I perceive it as a British style - way of saying: I agree with you.

b is the only one that comes across as a bit awkward. But all, in context, are clear.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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