more noble instead of nobler
I've bought a modern version of Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet".
In the famous soliloquy by Hamlet in the third act the original text says " nobler" while the version in modern english says "more noble"
Is the form more noble more common (could I also say commoner) than nobler?
Which one would a native speaker prefer? Why?
Re: more noble instead of nobler
You'll hear both being used. Google suggests that the old fashioned way comes up on top:
more noble 156,000
most noble 209,000
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