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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I did understand your message, and it was not correct. You wroteThat is not true. 'Less' can go with adjectives of any length, but it cannot go with comparatives.
    No, you didn't. We use "less" to form comparative adjectives as it is tha case for "less interesting". Don't tell me that even this former example doesn't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nouamaneer View Post
    No, you didn't. We use "less" to form comparative adjectives as it is tha case for "less interesting". Don't tell me that even this former example doesn't exist.
    As 5jj said, you said

    'Less' goes for longer adjectives, three and more syllables.
    This is false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    As 5jj said, you said



    This is false.
    Is the "three" part that is false. Check this out: Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives | EFLnet

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    Quote Originally Posted by nouamaneer View Post
    Is the "three" part that is false. Check this out: Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives | EFLnet

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    I don't quite see how this page is relevant. Could you quote the relevant part and explain why it is relevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nouamaneer View Post
    Is the "three" part that is false. Check this out: Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives | EFLnet

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    'Less' goes for longer adjectives, three and more syllables. This is false. 'Less' goes for longer adjectives, This is also false.

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    Not convinced! You keep repeating the same thing: false. I don't need it. Give evidence or where you got your conviction.
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    Evidence?
    How about millions and millions of words written by native speakers who use "less" with words of one and two syllables?

    You seem less and less happy as this thread continues. Oh -- look -- two syllables.
    This one is a little less pricey than that one, but both are beyond my budget.
    He is less skillful than his brother, but his customer service is so much better.

    Really, it could go on and on and on.
    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: Comperative

    Perhaps you are a little less sure that we are wrong now, nouamaneer.

    Incidentally, in the article to which you provided a link, there is no reference at all to 'less' in connection with words of any number of syllables.
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-May-2012 at 16:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nouamaneer View Post
    Not convinced! You keep repeating the same thing: false. I don't need it. Give evidence or where you got your conviction.
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    I find this post rude. Please use "please" with your imperatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I find this post rude. Please use "please" with your imperatives.
    I provide this link for others, BC. Your command of English is such that I know you don't need it.

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