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    Red face in a better way vs any better

    Hi,

    Please check these sentences...

    When you chew bubble gum regularly, you can pronounce the words in a better way.

    When you chew bubble gum regularly, you can pronounce the words any better.

    Which of the two sentences is more appropriate?

    Which phrase "in a better way" or "any better" would a native speaker use in this context?

    Thanks


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    Re: in a better way vs any better

    I don't think a native speaker would use either option. It would be more natural to say,
    "When you chew bubble gum regularly, you can pronounce the words better."
    "Any better" would be used in a negative statement or a negative question. For example:
    "I don't pronounce the words any better if I chew bubble gum."
    "She doesn't pronounce the words any better than you do." For "any better" you need to use a comparison.

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