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Post time 2007-8-31 14:41:03 |Display all floors
easier or more easy?

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Post time 2007-9-1 06:43:44 |Display all floors
Easier. Some words can have the -(i)er on the end, others can't. Like this:

Heavy --> Heavier --> Heaviest
Slow --> Slower --> Slowest
Fast --> Faster --> Fastest
Important --> More important --> Most important
Interesting --> More interesting --> Most interesting


And let's not forget:

Good --> Better --> Best
Many --> More --> Most
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

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Post time 2007-9-3 08:51:09 |Display all floors
and, more handsome? or handsomer?

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Post time 2007-9-3 14:01:13 |Display all floors
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Post time 2007-9-7 11:39:40 |Display all floors
clearier or more clear

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Post time 2007-9-7 12:01:38 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ronlee at 2007-9-7 11:39
clearier or more clear


Neither. "clearer".

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Post time 2007-9-12 05:04:29 |Display all floors
Clearer is a noun, one who, or that which, clears.  

More clear should be the adjective you try to say.  

Rule of thumb:

If the word has one syllable, then you add er, est to the end.
If the word has more than one syllables, you say more, most.

Of course that's only Grammar 101, you learn all the rules in 1st year, learn all the exception in 2nd year, in 3rd year no rule will apply.  English is a crazy language.

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