If a verb takes a complement of degree, “比” can be put before the verb or the complement.
A 比B + Verb + 得 + Adjective
他比我跑得快。(Tā bǐ wǒ pǎo de kuài.) He runs faster than me.
我比他考得好。(Wǒ bǐ tā kǎo dé hǎo.) I did better than him in the exam.
A + Verb + 得 + 比 B + Adjective
他跑得比我快。(Tā pǎo de bǐ wǒ kuài.) He runs faster than me.
我考得比他好。(Wǒ kǎo de bǐ tā hǎo.) I did better than him in the test.
The negation form:
A 没（有）B + Verb + 得 + Adjective
A + Verb + 得 + 没（有）B + Adjective
他没（有）我跑得快。(Tā pǎo de méiyǒu wǒ kuài.) I run faster than him.
我考得没（有）他好。(Wǒ kǎo de méiyǒu tā hǎo.) He did better than me in the test.
A 不比B + Verb + 得 + Adjective
A + Verb + 得 + 不比B + Adjective
他不比我跑得快。(Tā pǎo de bùbǐ wǒ kuài.) He doesn’t run faster than me.
>> Two possibilities: We might run at the same speed or I run faster than him.
我考得不比他好。(Wǒ kǎo de bùbǐ tā hǎo.) I didn’t do better than him on the test.
>> Two possibilities: We might perform the same in the test or he did better than I did.
A比B + 多/少/早/晚 + verb + quantity phrase
When stating the comparison results with the exact quantity, we use the word like “多/少” or “早/晚” before the verb and put the quantity phrase after it.
我比他早走一天。(Wǒ bǐ tā zǎo zǒu yītiān.) I walked a day earlier than him.
他比我少学习一个小时。(Tā bǐ wǒ shǎo xuéxí yīgè xiǎoshí.) He studies an hour less than me.
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