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Rule "Wrong preposition: 'superior/inferior than' (superior/inferior to)"

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Description: Wrong preposition: 'superior/inferior than' (superior/inferior to)
Message: The adjective '\1' is normally used with to and does not need 'more' (so called implicit comparative). Probably you need to write: \2 to.
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He feels more inferior than us.
    Correction suggestion: inferior to
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He feels inferior to them.
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Version: 5.0-SNAPSHOT (2020-05-26 20:33)