comparative correlative with 3 parts

Is it possible to construct a comparative correlative sentence with 3 parts?

e.g.,

The more he walks, the less energy he has, the more tired he gets.

or must it be split into 2 parts, e.g.,

The more he walks and the less energy remains, the more tired he gets

or

The more he walks, the less energy he has and the more tired he gets

(or maybe there is a different way to put this?)

Answer

Your first sentence is absolutely fine, and I like it without the conjunctions — it feels more tiring for some reason. The basic “the _ the _” construction is explained here.

Some might suggest that you have to set up a second comparison: The more he walks, the less energy he has; the less energy he has, the more tired he gets.

But in the second part of the sentence, the two parts are basically saying the same thing. I don’t see why you can’t add “the more tired he gets” to the first sentence, just for emphasis, but someone else may come up with a reason why that doesn’t work.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Ran G. , Answer Author : ewormuth

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