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Which one is correct?

  • He runs less fast than I.
  • He runs less faster than I.
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closed as general reference by TimLymington, Jon Hanna, tchrist, MετάEd, Carlo_R. Feb 22 '13 at 0:07

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Closevotes for "General Reference" should be accompanied by a link to a general reference, or one should be easy to find. "General Reference" means the answer is in an online source. It does not mean "too simple" or "general knowledge". –  MετάEd Feb 21 '13 at 20:21

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

"Faster" is already a comparative, so to add another comparative "less" onto it would be incorrect.

However, why not just use "slower"? "Less fast" sounds awkward even if it is technically grammatically correct.

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