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    sheena55ro Guest

    Default adjectives

    What are the comparative and superlative forms of the adjectives "shy" and "sly"? I understand that they do not change "y". Is it true?
    Are there any more adjectives which are exceptions to the rule?

    Furthermore, please correct me whenever I make a mistake, if possible.


    Thank you very much in advance.[ Is "in advance" correctly used in this sentence?]

    Thank you everybody for being so nice with me!

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    Default Re: adjectives

    You'll see both shyer and shier. I think the reason for not making the change could be about keeping the word recognisable, the same way many write ageing not aging.

    Yes, 'in advance' is correct.

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    sheena55ro Guest

    Default Re: adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You'll see both shyer and shier. I think the reason for not making the change could be about keeping the word recognisable, the same way many write ageing not aging.

    Yes, 'in advance' is correct.
    Thank you very much for helping me.

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