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For questions about the construction in sentences where two or more things are compared with each other, e.g. "I am taller than you".

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How does "the + comparative adjective" work here?

I was reading chapter 5 of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells and came across this sentence: "This smoke was so bright that the deep blue sky overhead and the hazy stretches of brown common ...
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Comparatives and superlatives

Can I say for instance “it's totally more important,” or is that wrong and that word totally doesn't work there? Do we only have a certain range of words which we can use when creating comparatives ...
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They had a better understanding of A than (they had) (an understanding) of B

a. But earlier on, American intelligence officials said they often had a better understanding of Russia's military plans than of Ukraine's. (Source: The New York Times) Is it possible to use these ...
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It's better / it's best

Should a comparative or a superlative be used in this sentence? Why? In my experience, it's better / it's best to have only one best friend who is reliable.
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"They are more convenient and reliable." vs "They are more convenient, and reliable."

They are more convenient and reliable. They are more convenient, and reliable. <--- [I'm not sure that this sentence is natural.] Am I right that in the first sentence the adjective is "more ...
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'' Think'' and '' Find'' in a comparative sentence

I know that the structure '' Find something/ someone + Adj'' can be rewritten using '' Think someone/ something + to be + Adj''. I find this book interesting= I think this book is interesting. ...
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Far+ Adjective or Much +Adjective

Which sentence is correct. 1.Harry's watch is far more expensive than mine. 2.Harry's watch is much more expensive than mine.
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definite article 'the' before a comparative degree of adjective

This was the more remarkable because I was found unable to answer a single question in the Latin paper. Reference: FIRST YEAR AT HARROW by Winston S. Churchill In this sentence, the definite article '...
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What to use instead of "smallest" in these contexts?

These are what I've found, so feel free to add to it. First sentence: It was the smallest/lowest/least significant/ value among all three categories in 1990. The second sentence: It reached the ...
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correlative comparative structures with "the"

I wonder which sentence sounds more natural as well as grammatically correct? The more you start disliking her, the more actively your memories of her will be faded from your mind. The more you ...
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No other or any other

We can say : "No other river is longer than the Nile." But can I say : "In my opinion, John Cena is more professional than any other wrestler in WWE."? I use here "any other&...
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comparatives + "in comparison to"/"compared to"

Can we use a comparative (e.g. bigger or more difficult) with "compared to" or "in comparison to"? is There are contradictory disputes, answers, and examples on the Internet ...
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"much more than" vs "more often than"

You go out much more than I do. You go out more often than I do. Do these sentences have the same meaning? If I translate them into my native language, it seems they have the same meaning.
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Usage of "comparative + Than" as an adverb

In a formal writing, can the sentence: I became more interested in mathematics than physics. be rephrased as: I became interested in mathematics more than physics. Do they both have the same ...
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The ... the ... structure: Is this sentence correct?

I would like to know if the following sentence is a correct usage of the ... the ... structure: The more the same products people can buy across the globe, the more similar countries are becoming. I ...
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Can we use adverbs with comparative adjectives as in:

He is much taller than me. Vs He is incredibly taller than me. I know the first sentence is correct, but I was wondering if we could use Incredibly with a comparative adjective (taller).
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Exactly when do you put 'even' before the comparative words?

One of common mistake that non-natives say is something as below. (B is a non-native here) A: How was the movie? (expecting a good response) B: It was better than I expected. (meaning it was ...
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Can strong adjectives have comparative and superlative?

I learnt that strong adjectives are "ungradable" so for example the adjective enormous can't be used with intensifiers such as very, slightly, a little, a bit, extremely, terribly, etc. So I wonder if ...
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Talking about an achievement - "one of the harder thing's I've done"

Is it correct, when talking about an achievement, to say something was: "...one of the harder things I've done." I know I should probably say: "...one of the hardest things I've done" But for ...
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