The people in Brownsville are more polite than the people in Newport.

lilyyang tw Taiwan

The people in Brownsville are more polite than the people in Newport.

Is it okay to say

(1) The people are more polite in Brownsville than in Newport?

(2) The people in Brownsville are more polite than in Newport?

Thank you!!!

Wednesday at 08:54
  • khardy us United States

    Yes, both are correct and common ways of phrasing that. But it might be more common to omit "The" at the beginning of the sentence, because you're talking about people in general in those locales. "People are more polite in Brownsville than in Newport."

    [Edit] Using "The" with (2) is probably more common than with (1) because the word order of (2) specifies those specific people in Brownsville as the subject.

    Wednesday at 18:34