What is the right way to use two comparisons in a row?

"He wants to marry somebody more beautiful and rich."
"He wants to marry somebody more beautiful and richer."

I was able to find examples of using both options, and now I'm not sure what is right.

  • They're both "right" ... it just depends on what you want to say. If you want to avoid ambiguity, use a comparative complement: "more beautiful and rich than he is." – Robusto Dec 12 '19 at 16:45
  • It would sound better if you reversed the adjectives: He wants to marry somebody richer and more beautiful. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Dec 15 '19 at 21:07

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