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  • Women’s feet are usually smaller than men’s.

Shouldn't it be small instead of smaller? Can you please explain me the reason behind this?

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    Why do you think it should be small rather than smaller? – snailcar Jan 27 '14 at 13:13
  • It is looking fine to me; I don't know why. :( – hellodear Jan 27 '14 at 14:59
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Small : Being below the average in size or magnitude. (adj)

Smaller : Small or relatively small to something else (adj)

from the freedictionary.com

Smaller is usually used when you are comparing A to B, in your sentence smaller would fit perfectly because you are comparing women's feet to men's feet so you would say "Women's feet are usually smaller than men's"

  • So, it is correct? 1) Your score is lesser than my score. 2) You are taller than me. – hellodear Jan 27 '14 at 7:28
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    1)Your score is lower than my score – Scarl Jan 27 '14 at 7:29
  • Isn't this incorrect? Shouldn't it be like this: Your score is lower than mine's score. – hellodear Jan 27 '14 at 7:30
  • You will not use lesser,but you will use 'lower' instead, because in your example, were talking about my score and your score, and since you have a higher score than I do, you should say "Your score is lower" , also lower refers to being below a certain rank or position – Scarl Jan 27 '14 at 7:31
  • No it should be " Your score is lower than my score" – Scarl Jan 27 '14 at 7:31
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As for your other question, "I want to feel safe/safer here"

They are both correct, but the first one is more general " Just feel safe"

The second one, on the other hand, is like you want to be more safe.

I hope that makes it clear to you.

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