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What's the comparative for the word modern?

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More modern.

"Moderner" is entirely non-standard. If you want to avoid "more", you could use a synonym like "fresher" instead. Of course, it's not a full synonym, but it may serve your purpose.

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Thank you, I just got confused. –  Valentina May 9 '11 at 21:39

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