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# Is this sentence ok?

Tue 29 Nov, 2016 08:56 am
1. How much longer is the distance from A to B than (that of) C to D?
2. How much longer the distance from A to B is than (that of) C to D?

Please someone could tell me, are the question above correct and understandable, and which one is which one is not? If no, then is there other simple way to ask?

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layman

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Tue 29 Nov, 2016 09:18 am
@imsak,
imsak wrote:

1. How much longer is the distance from A to B than (that of) C to D?
2. How much longer the distance from A to B is than (that of) C to D?

Please someone could tell me, are the question above correct and understandable, and which one is which one is not? If no, then is there other simple way to ask?

You need the "is" in there, so 1 is better. An alternate way of asking, that I would prefer, would be " How much farther is it from A to B than it is from C to D?"

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dalehileman

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Tue 29 Nov, 2016 12:55 pm
@imsak,
Sak, (2) is okay as a matter of style but most appropriate (w/change of meaning of course) if "!" instead of "?"
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imsak

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Wed 30 Nov, 2016 07:20 am
Thank you very much.
dalehileman

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Wed 30 Nov, 2016 12:17 pm
@imsak,
Why, Imsak, not at all
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selectmytutor

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Fri 23 Dec, 2016 04:39 am
@imsak,
The second sentence is correct.
jespah

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Fri 23 Dec, 2016 08:48 am
@selectmytutor,
No, it's not. You do not know English. Please stop trying to 'help' people when you don't know WTF you are talking about.
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roger

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Fri 23 Dec, 2016 09:40 am
@selectmytutor,
No, it isn't.
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Sweet-sweet

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Thu 12 Jan, 2017 12:29 am
@imsak,
How much longer is the distance from A to B then the distance from C to D?

I would repeat the word "distance" because it is used in a comparative construction.
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Sweet-sweet

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Thu 12 Jan, 2017 12:34 am
@selectmytutor,
It's not correct. Interrogative questions demand to put auxiliary verb or in the first place before the subject.
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