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    tramontana is offline Newbie
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    Question frendlier-more likely

    why do we say frendlier,lonelier but on the other hand more likely? they are all ajdectives ending in -y, right?

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    bds51 is offline Junior Member
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    Re: frendlier-more likely

    Hello Tramontana,
    Some 2-syllable adjectives can take both types of comparisons like clever, common, cruel, polite, quiet, stupid, unhappy, (un)tidy, well-known, etc. and likely (when it's an adjective) is one of them although ‘more’ + ‘most’ are more common. I usually use more and most with likely but not always. It sometimes depends on the group I'm with.

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