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    the much more active/much the more active

    Of the two students, Bob is the much more active/much the more active in politics.

    Are the two phrases fine for the sentence?

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    Re: the much more active/much the more active

    I read in Webster's Usage the two constructions and wonder if they are interchangeable:

    acceptance, acceptation
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    Acceptance is much the more frequent word.

    stanch, staunch
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    Stanch is the much more common spelling of the verb:
    .. . the icy cold .. . had stanched the flow of blood
    —Brock Brower, Holiday, February 1966

    Thank you again.

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    Re: the much more active/much the more active

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Of the two students, Bob is the much more active/much the more active in politics.

    Are the two phrases fine for the sentence?

    Thank you in advance.
    Yes, they are both correct.

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