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    Hi,

    While reading a book on self-discipline, I found an interesting sentence.

    The ability to practice self-discipline is the real reason why some people are more successful and happy than others.

    I thought happy should be changed to happier. Then I was thinkging about another situation: what if I use more than 2 comparative forms in a sentence.

    ....why some people are more successful, happier, and more balanced than others.

    In this case, can I just write ....more successful, happy, and balanced..?


    Thanks in advance.
    James

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    Default Re: more successful and happier(or happay) than....

    Quote Originally Posted by jpeslab View Post
    Hi,

    While reading a book on self-discipline, I found an interesting sentence.

    The ability to practice self-discipline is the real reason why some people are more successful and happy than others.

    I thought happy should be changed to happier. Then I was thinkging about another situation: what if I use more than 2 comparative forms in a sentence.

    ....why some people are more successful, happier, and more balanced than others.

    In this case, can I just write ....more successful, happy, and balanced..?

    Thanks in advance.
    James
    'More' is meant to cover them both - more (successful and happy). It's quite common to distribute adjectives over nouns, or adverbs over adjectives, as here.
    You could write either of those. I'd prefer the first in the more extended case - ie, spell it out.

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