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Questions tagged [comparative-degree]

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The difference between “Older” and “Elder”

What is the difference between "Older" and "Elder" ? And are they interchangeable ?
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“bigger” vs. “more big”

As we know, comparatives compare two things. So, for example, we say that one thing is larger or more temperate than another thing. Now, let us consider the following examples. A. The African ...
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Is it “less than” or “lesser than”?

I often hear people say "less than", but shouldn't it be "lesser than"? Which one is correct?
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Use of “-er” or the word “more” to make comparative forms

To make a comparative form, one can add –er (as in ‘nearer’) in some cases or one can use the word “more” as a prefix (as in "more beautiful") in some others. Is there any rule that says where can ...