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    #1

    it was more cold, it was colder

    I read this fill-in-blank question on the CD ROM attached to one of newly- published English grammar books by an English linguist:

    It's very chilly today, but I think it was ____ yesterday.

    And the given answers are: colder/ more cold.

    I searched the reference.com web for "it was colder''/"it was more cold", and the results are 3880/79. Then can we say "it was more cold yesterday"?
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    Re: it was more cold, it was colder

    You can, but it is not as fluent as "it was colder".

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