Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Expressing Comparison 「より」「…の方が」

Japanese Grammar: より の方が

Before starting the exercise for expressing comparison 「より」「…のほうが」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki I – Lesson 10: Comparison between two items
Tae Kim’s Guide – Using 方 and よる for comparisons and other functions

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Expressing Comparison 「より」「…のほうが」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  This train is slower.
 2.  That flower is more expensive.
 3.  (Suggestion) (It’s) better to drink milk.
 4.  (Suggestion) (It’s) better to eat a lot of vegetables.


 5.  (Suggestion) As for horror movies, (It’s) better not to watch (it).
 6.  (It) was better not to go out.
 7.  (I) like rice more than bread. 
 8.  Sato-san was more beautiful than Kobayashi-san. 
 9.  Children are more important than anything. 
 10.  (I) can swim faster than anyone. 


People customarily add the sentence-ending particle: よ when they make a suggestion.

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