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    Smile help with double comparatives

    i need help please...I was reading the newspaper and came across this writer who used "much faster"...is this acceptable? i just think it's a double comparative. thanks for your help.

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    Re: help with double comparatives

    Certainly.

    A is faster than C. B is also faster than C. Of A and B, B is much faster.

    [not a teacher]


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    Re: help with double comparatives

    "More faster" would be a double comparative, and incorrect. "Much faster" is fine.

    Although "much" and "more" are similar in meaning, they are not exactly alike.
    As Barb D says, "much faster" means "a whole lot faster."

    A racing car is much faster than a donkey.
    A turtle is only a little faster than a snail.

    (I'm not a teacher either:))


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    Re: help with double comparatives

    Hi Barb_D and Delmobile....thanks for the "enlightenment" on this matter.

    ciao,
    pearlbs

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