|Which is correct?
Performance in the third quarter is expected to be ___________ it was in the second quarter.
a. as good as or better than
b. as good or better than
The phrase as good or better than is ungrammatical because as good requires another as — you would never say something was as good than something else.
However, although it’s correct, as good as or better than is a little awkward. Here’s a better construction for this sentence: Performance in the third quarter is expected to be at least as good as it was in the second quarter.