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    Waawe is offline Member
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    Default Negative comparatives

    Hey folks,

    are the words less and the least used only with adjectives that are graded with more and the most or is it correct to say:

    #1 It was less cheap than I had expected.


    Personally, Id prefer:

    #2 It was more expensive than Id expected.


    Are both of them correct then?

    Thanks for sorting it out.

    Cheers.

    Waawe

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    Default Re: Negative comparatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Waawe View Post
    Hey folks,

    are the words less and the least used only with adjectives that are graded with more and the most or is it correct to say:

    #1 It was less cheap than I had expected.


    Personally, Id prefer:

    #2 It was more expensive than Id expected.


    Are both of them correct then?

    Thanks for sorting it out.

    Cheers.

    Waawe
    You would not use less or more with cheap

    It can be made into superlatives on its own.

    #1 It was cheaper than I had expected.

    Cheap, cheaper, cheapest

    You cannot do this with expensive though so therefore you use less or more.

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