Comparative form of stupid. Comparative Adjectives

Most stupid or stupidest? Rules, and exceptions to them, for comparatives and superlatives

Comparative form of stupid

The only ironclad rule of thumb about comparatives is the three-syllable rule. Creció en Estados Unidos y vive en la ciudad de Lima en Perú. Distance from Sun million km 150 228 Mars is more distant from the Sun. Adjectives with two syllables, ending in -er positive comparative superlative clev er clev er er clev er est 1. .

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English Grammar Explanations

Comparative form of stupid

I'm English and I assume Liz is too. What is the correct way to say? Note: The superlative of some shorter 2-syllable adjectives can be formed with -er. France is a bigger country than Britain. Irregular adjectives positive comparative superlative comment good better best bad worse worst much more most uncountable nouns many more most countable nouns little less least small smaller smallest 4. So stupider is correct, but so many people cringe at it that many dictionaries allow or suggest more stupid.

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Comparison of Adjectives

Comparative form of stupid

I don't care what you read in the dictionary. She is one of the politest people I have ever met. Cuenta con mas de 15 años de experiencia enseñando inglés como segundo idioma. Both these words sound like made up American words to me. The Comparison of Adjectives Comparison of monosyllabic adjectives Monosyllabic adjectives are compared with -er, -est. This includes dirty which becomes dirtier and dirtiest , little littler and littlest , and narrow narrower and narrowest. Note: The comparative of some shorter 2-syllable adjectives can be formed with -er.

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etymology

Comparative form of stupid

Beware: Do not confuse adjectives and adverbs. Some two-syllable adjectives in particular, adjectives ending with y, er, le, and ow follow the er rule above. If your students really would like to know word-by-word if the -er comparative is possible, they will need to consult a good dictionary. You add the suffix er to the original adjective when you want to form the comparative. The water was more tepid, he was the most lucid, they could have been more candid, his reflexes have grown more torpid, the milk was the most rancid, his tongue had grown more acrid.

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Most stupid or stupidest? Rules, and exceptions to them, for comparatives and superlatives

Comparative form of stupid

For example, important and public are both adjectives with multiple syllables. It is interesting that Swan himself uses more common and not commoner in his explanation above, and this seems the better choice in a formal written context. Correct: Mary was the taller of the two girls. Well, that´s a word again I´m not really keen on. Although we use comparative adjectives when talking about two things not three or more things , in fact one or both of the things may be a group of things.

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Stupid Grammar Error

Comparative form of stupid

For example: Incorrect: Mary was the tallest of the two girls. Consonant — Vowel — Consonant Big Thin 3. He is a better player than Ronaldo. Yet to my ears He's more clever than I thought sounds more formal and correct. A few other adjectives use er and est as well as more and most, such as clever, likely, and pleasant.

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Stupid Grammar Error

Comparative form of stupid

Paul and I have already paddled across that ocean several times. According to Swan in Pratical English Usage p114 the two-syllable adjectives whose comparative form is most likely to be formed with -er are those that end with an unstressed vowel; e. I'm wondering where SpaceFlight and Guest hail from. This rule is true of almost all one-syllable adjectives. In the end, for the sake of clarity, the number of results have been substituted and updated with the number of pages each search produced. There are also obvious exceptions to the above rules.

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