I am at a party. I drink wine till I'm drunk. Then I drink some more. So am I more drunk now, or drunker?

  • Considering that drunk is a past participle, I would say more drunk. Why? for the same reason that I say he was beaten more and not he was beatener.
    – Anonym
    Apr 29 '14 at 1:50
  • Hmm... care to turn that into an answer?
    – user4951
    Apr 29 '14 at 2:33
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    @JimThio Why do you want wrong answers?
    – tchrist
    Apr 29 '14 at 3:06
  • Is that wrong? Because I feel more drunk is correct. I don't know. Drunker sounds like the guy that drink. Is the fact that drunk is a past participle means anything?
    – user4951
    Apr 29 '14 at 3:26

oxforddictionaries.com states that:

Adjectives make their comparative and superlative forms in different ways, depending on the base adjective itself.

According to Wiktionary, the comparative form of drunk is 'drunker', and the superlative form being 'drunkest'.

If the adjective were to have three syllables or more, then you would then use 'more', and 'most'.

oxforddictionaries.com uses the following example:

interesting---> more interesting---> most interesting
attractive---> more attractive---> most attractive

So to answer your question, I would say, "I am now drunker, than before."

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    But you wouldn't want a comma there.
    – Andrew Leach
    Apr 29 '14 at 10:56

In UK English usage the sentence could be either:

1 Now I am more drunk than I was earlier

2 Now I am drunker than I was earlier

Without any qualification the sentence sounds incomplete. I think a better construction for the sentence could be something like 'I'm more drunk than before, now' or 'I'm drunker than before, now'.

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