Originally Posted by dtommy79
pseudo comparatives and true comparatives. ex. “This box is light, but it’s heavier than that one.” In this case “heavier” is treated as pseudo-comparative because here it does not mean ‘heavier to a greater degree’ but “of a greater weight”. In “It’s cold today, but it’s hotter than yesterday” hotter mean “hot to a greater degree” and is therefore described as a true comparative. (Source: Click on the link below. Download the document. Go to page 7, last column.)If the link above doesn't work, go to Google, type in "heavier" "pseudo comparatives" (use the " marks), and it's the 3rd listing down the page.
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forms there are basically two possible relationships: pseudo comparatives
and true comparatives. ex. “This box is light, but it's heavier
than that one. ...