Is it right to say,

There are more months in a year than days in a week.

My question is how to compare between two groups of words using 'than'?

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    Yes, perfectly correct – five more, in fact. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Mar 14 at 0:12
  • Cardinalities are comparable when there exists an injective function from one set to the other. Here is one: Monday->January, Tuesday->February, Wednesday->March, Thursday->April, Friday->May, Saturday->June, Sunday->July. – user337391 Mar 14 at 1:09

Yes, this sentence sounds right to me. You've also constructed it correctly!

According to Merriam Webster, "than" is used to express the second member/second part of an unequal comparison.

In your sentence, I infer that there are 12 months in a year and 7 days in a week. Both numbers are not equal, so you're evidently on the right track!

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