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    Default easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    Would it sound OK to the native speaker if I threw "much more easier" in an informal conversation for "much easier"?

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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    How about ''much more risky" for "much riskier"?

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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    That's fine.

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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    You mean post #3?

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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    Yes

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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would it sound OK to the native speaker if I threw "much more easier" in an informal conversation for "much easier"?
    Neither "much more easier" or "much easier" are correct.

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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    What's wrong with much easier?

    Mrs. Adams gave us a really hard test last month. The one we had yesterday was much easier.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    I've got another one. Is it much fairer or much more fair? My dictionaries say I can't use more fair though I've come across the use of it by native speakers.

    And I would also appreciate your advice. Is it "neither ....nor......" or "neither ....or......" when it's used as a conjunction? In post#7 it's "neither....or.."
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    Default Re: easy; easier: much easier; much more easier

    It was good enough for Wordsworth, so it's good enough for me, even though he wrote that over 200 years ago.

    I would say that 'more fair' is best kept for the meaning of 'more beautiful'.

    And I can't say fairer than that.

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