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Double Bad Comparatives

Something maybe much, much bigger, but you can only use one comparative to say it.

Two women. One of whom is much taller than the other.

Get it right shorty! – I am taller than you. NOT I am more taller than you.

More is a comparative.
• He has more wine than she has.

Adding –ier or –er to the end of a word also makes it a comparative.
• This wine is tastier than that one.

A noun cannot have two comparatives.
• Wrong: This wine is more tastier than that bottle.

More and tastier are both comparatives so cannot be together.
• Right: This wine is tastier than that wine.

• She is funnier than Tom is. NOT She is more funnier than Tom is.
• Alexander is taller than Franklin. NOT Alexander is more taller than Franklin.

Remember: Only one comparative for each noun.

 

  • Exercise 1

    Remember: Only one comparative for each noun.

    Which of these sentences are correct?

    Remember: Only one comparative for each noun.

    Which of these sentences are correct?

     

  • Remember: Only one comparative for each noun.

    Is there a more beautiful place than here? Is there a quieter place than here?

     A man sitting on the edge of a cliff thinking if there is anywhere more beautiful.

  • Remember: Only one comparative for each noun.

    As he became more drunk she became sexier.