[Ads-l] "than how"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 28 01:10:38 UTC 2015

>From a headphones site:

"It'll make the [Sony MDR-]Z7 even darker _than how_ it is already."

If I interpret the _how_ as "the way (that)," as in "that's _how_ it is" =
"that's _the way (that)_ it is," I understand why "than how it is" strikes
me as being as fully grammatical as simple "than it is," when it ought not
to. (Or should that be, "ought to not"?)


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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