Questions about grammaticality of comparisons

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the placing of the word ''just''

Emre25: I was just watching a tv show where they used the following sentence: ''He probably just hasn't gotten around to it yet'' it was a reply to: ''why didn't he inform you about it?'' I want to ...
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“Like X but a little less Y and a little more Z”

Like X but a (little/lot) less Y and a (little/lot) more Z. Is there a name for this type of comparison? It's not really an analogy (or is it?) It's not a simile or a dissimile. Examples of ...
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mass would be lower than {their masses}

I am wondering if I am supposed to put "their masses" in this sentence: "The mass of the anhydrous salt and the water evaporated after heating would be lower than {their masses} if the compound had ...
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Grammar rules for comparisons with similar structures

The original quote I would rather suffer the pain of discipline than suffer the pain of regret Variations: I would rather suffer the pain of discipline than the pain of regret I would ...