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Double Comparative - Glossary of Terms


Double Comparative

In general, the comparative form of an adjective or adverb can be formed by adding the suffix "-er" or by placing "more" before.  This is covered in more detail in the lesson "Comparatives".  Adding "er" or using "more" to a word that is already a comparative is called a double comparative.  This is a mistake.

Examples:

She is much more wiser these days. (should be just "wiser")
Adam is more better in my opinion. (should be just "better")
 
Interactive example:
 
I prefer the Ireland - it's less windier. [show me the double comparative]
 
Associated pages:
 
Comparatives and superlatives of adjectives
Comparatives superlatives of adverbs
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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