Some time last year, a friend who was doing the beginner’s class in Japanese language at the same school I was at wanted to express a sentence in his homework. What he wanted to write was:
I like melon more than Cyrus does.
The sentence came out like this:
The teacher then asked him why he compared Cyrus to a melon. Turns out, the sentence was comprehended as:
I like melons more than I like Cyrus.
He then asked me how it should be written in Japanese if he were to say it correctly. It actually took me quite a few days to figure that out. Even when I asked the same thing to another Japanese language teacher, it took her quite a while to think about it. The correct sentence should be:
So, if you ever need to compare your liking for something with a friend, make sure you don’t end up comparing that thing against your friend by mistake.