What is the correct usage of the adjective "loud"?
- Please sing louder
- Please sing more loudly
I came across this in one of the quizzes at office, and as per them, the correct answer was option 2. I really don't get what's wrong with option 1.
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The answer is 2 because more loudly is an adverb modifying the verb sing while the adjective louder modifies nouns and noun phrases. Generally, people use the adjectival comparative form when what's required adverbial comparative form.
Personally, I think the comparative/superlative forms should be shared because I find that the -er/-est suffix very pleasing to the ear.