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    Default Question about antonyms

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    What is the difference between pseudo and true comparatives when we are talking about non-complementary opposites? Could you give me examples as well?

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    Default Re: Question about antonyms

    Quote Originally Posted by dtommy79 View Post
    Hi,

    What is the difference between pseudo and true comparatives when we are talking about non-complementary opposites? Could you give me examples as well?

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    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.)


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    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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