Asked • 04/27/19

What are sentences like "the longer X, the more Y" called and can they be used in formal written English?

What is the type of sentence exemplified below called? Is it appropriate to use it in a scientific paper and formal written English in general? >**1.** The more pronounced the variation, the > more the waste. >**2.** The more you give, the more you get. >**3.** The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

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