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Faulty Comparison Example 1

What’s wrong with this sentence?

“The temperature tomorrow will be a few degrees hotter than today.”

The quoted sentence has a faulty comparison. Faulty comparison occurs when dissimilar items are compared. The first item of the comparison is the temperature tomorrow; the second item of the comparison is today, functioning as an adverb. There are two ways to correct the sentence.

The temperature tomorrow will be a few degrees hotter than the temperature today.
The temperature tomorrow will be a few degrees hotter than today's.

When writing a comparison, make sure that you are comparing like items.

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