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  1. vladz
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    which is right?

    Hi! I am wondering if the sentence "MArk is less taller than Paul" is correct. Please advise me. Thanks.

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    Re: which is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by vladz
    Hi! I am wondering if the sentence "MArk is less taller than Paul" is correct. Please advise me. Thanks.
    The opposite of 'tall' is 'short':

    Mark is less taller than Paul. :( (ungrammatical)
    Mark is shorter than Paul. :D (grammatical)


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    Re: which is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by vladz
    Hi! I am wondering if the sentence "MArk is less taller than Paul" is correct. Please advise me. Thanks.

    I agree with Ca. In addition: Mark is not taller than Paul.( same tall) :wink:

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    Re: which is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by vladz
    Hi! I am wondering if the sentence "MArk is less taller than Paul" is correct. Please advise me. Thanks.

    I agree with Ca. In addition: Mark is not taller than Paul.( same tall) :wink:
    as tall as means, around the same height.
    not taller than means, Mark could be around the same height as Paul or he could be shorter than Paul.

    All the best,

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