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I was confused when I corrected my student and he asked me if he could use "much more" in a sentence. I'm used to using "much" and "more" separately that's why I didn't know what to say.

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"Much more" is fine, but it can't be combined with another comparative adjective like "cheaper." "More" is usually used with adverbs or with adjectives that don't have a comparative form. "Much" can be paired with either form.

  • It's much cheaper.
  • It's much more effective. ("More" because "effective" doesn't have a comparative form.)
  • It's much more fast. (Grammatical, but unusual since we'd usually use the comparative form: "It's much faster.")
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  • "The teddy bear is much more cheaper than the teddy bear." Should it be "The teddy bear is much cheaper than the teddy bear"?
    – chell
    Dec 6, 2019 at 15:01
  • @chell Yes, that's right.
    – TypeIA
    Dec 6, 2019 at 15:53
  • I'm sorry, I meant ""The teddy bear is much cheaper than the computer". Thank you so much for replying! It helped a lot!
    – chell
    Dec 6, 2019 at 15:59
  • @chell You can also say it's much more cheap. (Although it's not as common or idiomatic.) Dec 10, 2019 at 4:06

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