Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Comparatives


    • Join Date: Nov 2008
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Comparatives

    Hello, I'd like to know the difference, if any, between "The more important.." and "The most important; and "The easier solution..." and "The easiest solution...". Grammar books won't say.
    Thansk

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 24,026
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Comparatives

    Firstly, 'more important' is comparitive as; 'X is more important than Y.'

    'The most important' is superlative as; 'Z is the most important.'

    We don't say 'the more'.

Similar Threads

  1. Comparatives
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Jun-2008, 16:51
  2. Superlatives or comparatives
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Nov-2007, 16:46
  3. help with double comparatives
    By pearlsamonte in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-Jul-2007, 04:59
  4. Comparatives and Superlatives
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-May-2007, 10:14
  5. comparatives
    By daisy1352 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Nov-2006, 04:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •