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As far as I know it is correct to say “in a better manner”. Can I use adjective after “manner” like:

in a manner better

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In English we generally put simple adjectives before their nouns. So if the entire adjective is "better", no. You should not say "in a manner better."

"I wish you would cook in a manner better."

is not right.

However, if "better" is just the beginning of a longer expression, then it can sometimes be OK. Examples:

"I wish you would cook in a manner better suited to sophisticated European society."

"These houses are constructed in a manner better able to withstand the harsh alpine winters."

  • I was just starting to compose a comment specifically citing better suited [to some more appropriate context] as a perfectly natural usage when I clicked on the appropriate button to see that you'd beaten me to it with an actual Answer! – FumbleFingers Feb 6 at 16:54
  • Actually, this is what i wanted to ask. – Foreign student Feb 6 at 16:57

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