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    cool and cold

    Hi all,

    Which one is right?

    1. Shanghai is cooler than London.

    2. Shanghai is colder than London.

    Regards,

    Fizzi


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    Re: cool and cold

    Both are correct, but which you use will give the reader a feel of the general temperatures of both cities. Using 'colder' makes it sound like both are fairly cold, but Shangai more so. 'Cooler' is of course warmer than 'colder'.


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    Both of youe sentance is correct but it dose not make a sences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzi View Post
    Hi all,

    Which one is right?

    1. Shanghai is cooler than London.

    2. Shanghai is colder than London.

    Regards,

    Fizzi
    The first sentence can also refer to the city of Shanghai as being more attractive or more fashionable than London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    The first sentence can also refer to the city of Shanghai as being more attractive or more fashionable than London.
    And, to pursue the idea of figurative meanings a bit further, the second sentence can also refer to the city of Shanghai as being less welcoming than London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    And, to pursue the idea of figurative meanings a bit further, the second sentence can also refer to the city of Shanghai as being less welcoming than London.

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    Yeah, that's cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad-madguy12 View Post
    Both of youe sentance is correct but it dose not make a sences.
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    Both of your sentences are correct but they do not make any sense.

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    Re: cool and cold

    Fizzi, in addition, you could try these:

    1a. The temperature (of the weather) is cooler in Shanghai than in London.
    1b. It's cooler in Shanghai in the spring/summer/fall than it is in London (in the spring/summer).


    2a. The temperature (of the weather)is colder in Shanghai than in London.
    2b. It's colder in Shanghai in the spring/fall/winter than it is in London (in the fall/winter).

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