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I have written the following sentence: "I intend to put a great effort into preparing for the XXX, greater than that expected from XXX".

Is this sentence grammatically correct and appropriately structured?

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The usage of “a great…, greater than…” is correct, though you need not write that after than. However, I sense something wrong with the subject of the sentence.

You have written "XXX" in two places and that makes me believe that you want to denote the same thing by both the "XXX"s. If "XXX" is something like an exam, for example, the GRE, then your sentence would be as follows:

I intend to put a great effort into preparing for the GRE, greater than expected for the GRE.

Notice that we have used "for" here.

If you want to denote two different things by the "XXX"s, for example

I intend to put a great effort into preparing for the GRE, greater than expected from me.

then, you would use "from".

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