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    Post Can we use 'less' to modify adverbs?

    Dear friends,

    Would you please tell me whether we can use less to modify adverbs? For example, do we say 'he listens to the teacher less attentively than I do'? or 'he does his homework less carefully than he used to'?

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    Default Re: Can we use 'less' to modify adverbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Would you please tell me whether we can use less to modify adverbs? For example, do we say 'he listens to the teacher less attentively than I do'? or 'he does his homework less carefully than he used to'?
    We can, but I feel that we tend to use a negative expression:

    'he doesn't listen to the teacher as attentively as I do'
    'he doesn't do his homework as carefully as he used to'

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    Default Re: Can we use 'less' to modify adverbs?

    Thank you, fivejedjon. Your reply is very helpful.

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