I understand that than, rather than, over and to are used to compare things. How ever I am not sure when to use those for specific scenarios. Are these interchangeable?
Consider the sentence below:
Peter’s performance is better than Jim’s.
Can I write this as:
Peter’s performance is better rather than Jim’s.
Peter’s performance is better to Jim’s.
Peter’s performance is better above Jim’s.
I personally feel among the above four sentences the last 2 seem awkward (I might be wrong also). However I am curious to know which of the words are most suitable to which cases?
And my focus here is not on Better. Rather it is on when we use 'to' for comparison? And when we use 'over' comparison? And when we use the adverb 'rather' before 'than' in a comparison. I would like to know the line which is drawn between those.