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    Cool Comparative of 'tired'

    Hi,

    I know that for short adjectives you can add 'er' for comparatives, and 'est' for superlatives. But what about 'tired'? 'Tireder' doesn't exist, does it? Same for 'tiredest'

    I am the tiredest man in the world....

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    Re: Comparative of 'tired'

    Tired very rarely takes -er or -est to form its comparative and superlative degrees. *Tireder (which occurs only 5 times in BNC [British National Corpus]) or *tiredest (which occurs only 1 time in BNC) might be regarded as unacceptable or ungrammatical. Most tired is not often seen; more tired is a bit common.

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