20 Mar 2011 — The more…
How would you improve this sentence?
The more we saw, the more our disbelief.
Click the option(s) that improve(s) the sentence.
The more we saw, the more we couldn't believe.
The more we saw, the less we could believe.
The greater the disaster, the more our disbelief.
The greater the disaster, the more the disbelief. (Option: our to the.)
parallel phrasing – in English grammar, having the same structure: word forms: nouns, verbs, clauses.
The stronger, the better – "Note that in this structure, the word the is not really the definite article— it was originally a form of the demonstrative pronoun, meaning 'by that much'." — Swan (139.5)
Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. 4th ed. 2009: Oxford University Press. Print.