(1) Apparently I'm better at it than you are at reading comprehension.
(2) That's two separate subjects in one sentence; sarcasm and reading
OK, class, here beginneth the grammar lesson. ;-)
Sentence (1) is a well-formed English sentence. Whoever wrote (2) is
confused - not surprising, since he was certainly subjected to the mess
that passes for "grammar" in English-speaking schools.
Sentence (1) consists of two clauses linked by a conjunction. The
parsing (in phrasal grammar) is:
Adverb, [Subject - Complement(Verb - Object<Preposition - Nominal>)]
+(Comparator) - [Subject - Complement(Verb - Object<Preposition -
The Verb is of the form <Be + Nominal>. Nominals are "nouns",
"pronouns", "adjectives" and "gerunds" in traditional school grammars.
In the second clause, the Nominal is omitted, to avoid repetition.
There are other grammars that describe English accurately, but I prefer
this one, as it's easiest to learn.
Forget the "grammar" you learned in grade school - it does not describe
English. It's the result of a 16th century schoolteacher's mistaken
notion that English is a species of Latin.
I promise not to subject you to a proper grammar if you promise to stop
critiquing each other's use of English. If you can't make sense of what
someone wrote, say so, and offer (politely) what you think was intended.
Our aim should clear (and with luck, entertaining) communication.