以上に いじょうに - Grammar Discussion

more than
no less than

Structure

  • Verb + 以上に
  • Noun + 以上に
  • なAdj + 以上に
  • いAdj + 以上に
  • 以上 の・Noun

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A little embarrassed to be confused by a na adjective at this point but could someone explain the bolded part to me?

あの人は、作者以上に 好なんじゃないかと思えるほどあの本が好きでたまらない

んじゃないか (= の では ない か) is a tag question similar to “isn’t it?”.

Maggie Sensei has examples, look under “To use んじゃない(=njanai) in an affirmative sentence.”

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Thank you so much! I kept thinking “isn’t it just 好きじゃない” so I was really thrown off by the なん.

This actually stems from my persistent weakness in using ん because I keep brushing it off as “unnecessary” to convey my message. Zzzz.