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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

    No

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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

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What's wrong with much easier?

    Mrs. Adams gave us a really hard test last month. The one we had yesterday was much easier.
    Nothing. I was thinking it was redundant, but I was wrong.

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

    But still to my question in post#11. I've always been taught that it's "neither.... nor.....". Can I use "neither ....or...." as in post#7?

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