Questions tagged [comparatives]

The form of an adjective or adverb used to compare two or more things. English comparatives are formed with the suffixes -er/-est or the words more/most.

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“Twice (adj.)-er” vs. “two times (adj.)-er” vs. “twice/two times as (adj.) as”

Suppose we are comparing a particular characteristic (that takes comparative -er) of two items, A and B. Compared to B, A displays double that characteristic. There are multiple ways we can express ...
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Less-experienced vs less experienced employee

As an Android developer with 3 years of experience, I also help less experienced team members. Do I need to put a hyphen between "less" and "experienced"?
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Explaining the comparative form of “numb” [closed]

The most common definition I have of numb is: "Deprived of the power of sensation." "Deprived of feeling or responsiveness." These definitions show up in nearly the same form in multiple ...
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Definite Article in front of the word 'better' [duplicate]

Is it wrong to have 'the' in front of the word 'better'? Can someone help me sort this confusion out? Case in point: "Ella is the better of the two sisters" vs "Ella is the best of the two sisters". ...
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Quantifier + comparative - so much drunk or so much drunker

I'd like to know what´s wrong in the sentence: I didn't drink any more than the guys did, but I got so much drunker. I believe it's the quantifier + the comparative that is wrong, but I'm not ...
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Is the usage of “more frequently” or “more often” correct in this scenario?

If I think that an event does not take place at all but the event does take place once, is the other person correct in saying that the event takes place more often / more frequently than I think?
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Most is adjective or adverb, comparative or superlative in the following phrase?

In the following phrase, from the 1971 film "The Devils" by Ken Russell, what is "most"? An adjective or an adverb? And in what form, comparative or superlative? I conjure thee, most frightful ...

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