Is it grammatically correct to use in a publication, that something is (a) 'much better' way of doing something?

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    Why do you think it might be wrong? Explaining that would be a much better way of framing the question than what you have done.
    – slim
    Feb 24 '12 at 10:23
  • Seems like general reference to me. Feb 24 '12 at 14:33
  • I suggest you ask instead whether "much better" is appropriate in a formal written style. It's not a question of grammar, nor strictly of spoken versus written language--many publications use relatively informal language. But if you did ask this, it might be better if you gave an example context.
    – user28567
    May 11 '14 at 12:57

Yes it is.

Writing or speaking, simple words can be much better than complex ones. They are more accessible, more readily understood, and less at risk of seeming pretentious.


There's nothing wrong, but here's what I would do:

  • verbal: much better, slightly better
  • written: significantly better, marginally better

Better is a comparative degree of good and best... Then why is it necessary to use much? Better says all... Then why should it be included redundantly?

  • Better is more that good, however sometimes we need to quantify that also relatively. Like much better, somewhat better etc
    – Panther
    Apr 20 '15 at 5:40

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