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The paper reexamines the interpretations that quantifiers in than-clauses give rise to. It develops an analysis that combines an interval semantics for the than-clause with a standard semantics for the comparative operator. In order to mediate between the two, interpretive mechanisms like maximality and maximal informativity determine selection of a point from an interval. The interval semantics allows local interpretation of the quantifier. Selection predicts which interpretation this leadsdoi:10.3765/sp.3.1 fatcat:wj4cnc3zbnczvdz4nbklzxr2mm