Just spotted out the following sentence from a museum's website. I don't understand why we can directly put the verb "visit" after "than" - in my understanding, we need to put a noun or gerund after "than". Also what is the subject of the verb "visit"?

From touring exhibitions to creative collaborations, our partnership work across the UK brings our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums.

Source: https://www.nms.ac.uk/about-us/what-we-do/

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    The subject is the much wider “audience”. – user067531 Jul 30 '18 at 15:24
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    The subject of visit is a much wider audience. This (as shown by the presence of than) is a comparative sentence, and they are known to have odd syntax rules, peculiar to themselves; after all, comparisons involve slicing up two measure clauses to pick out and categorize the difference between them. That's industrial-strength syntax. – John Lawler Jul 30 '18 at 15:24
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    See here for similar usages: “a typical client will raise more issues than can be handled in a therapy session”. google.com/… – user067531 Jul 30 '18 at 15:29
  • Got it! Thank you user070221 and John! – Jane Jul 30 '18 at 15:31

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