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Which is the correct sentence?

It is much more simple to resolve the memory leak issues.

It is much more simpler to resolve the memory leak issues.

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Much simpler or much more simple. One or the other, not both. – John Lawler Oct 7 '13 at 16:53
"More" provides the comparative degree. With more you don't need simpler. This question is better suited to ELL. – Andrew Leach Oct 7 '13 at 16:54
Where hopefully you'll be directed to a reference such as here – Edwin Ashworth Oct 7 '13 at 16:59
up vote 5 down vote accepted

You may say either "more simple" or "simpler", but both together are redundant.

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Thank you very much! – dexterous_stranger Oct 7 '13 at 16:58
Thank you very more mucher! (Or is is much morer?) – bib Oct 7 '13 at 18:10

Although it would be somewhat correct to say more simple, simpler is a better option.

Check this N-gram graph.

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Are you saying that simpler is somewhat more correct? – Edwin Ashworth Oct 7 '13 at 17:01
Well I'm not sure about that since I'm not a native speaker but most of the times it's better to go with more common things. – Zafer Cesur Oct 7 '13 at 17:05
Nice riposte, Zafer. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 7 '13 at 17:08
Just don’t go with too many commoner things—the commoner might come after you, wanting them back! – Janus Bahs Jacquet Oct 7 '13 at 17:29
N-grams say nothing about correctness. Like logic, you can't discover anything with them unless you've already discovered it without them. – John Lawler Oct 7 '13 at 18:08

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