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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. – FumbleFingers 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. – snailcar May 11 '14 at 12:57
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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.

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

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