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    "more better" ?

    I saw this phrase 'more better' on the internet but don't know it is whether true or false in grammatically. Please make it clear. Thanks !

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    Re: "more better" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    I saw this phrase 'more better' on the internet but don't know it is whether true or false in grammatically. Please make it clear. Thanks !
    ===Not a teacher====

    I guess you are referring to the phrase "the more the better"

    Example:

    The more you read, the better your vocabulary becomes.

    "more better" is incorrect (as far as I know)

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    Re: "more better" ?

    No, that phrase is exactly what I saw. You can try googling it. I also suppose it's not true. Thanks!

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    Re: "more better" ?

    As far as I know, it is incorrect.

    Let us hear from the teachers.

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    Re: "more better" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    I saw this phrase 'more better' on the internet but don't know it is whether true or false in grammatically. Please make it clear. Thanks !
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Geek.

    (1) I believe that this is considered "bad" English nowadays.

    (a) "better" = more good.

    (i) Therefore, the idea of "more" is already in the word "better."

    (a) Thus, if you say "more better," it means something like:

    more more good.

    (2) People learning English should try to avoid adding "more'' to

    words like "better," "worse," "faster," etc.

    (3) By the way, I hear that many years ago in England some very

    good writers would write something like "more better," but nowadays

    it is not considered "good" English. As you know, many things on the

    Internet are not necessarily correct English.

    ***** Thank you *****

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    Re: "more better" ?

    Another good example of why you shouldn't believe, or use, everything you read on the internet!

    As far as I know, "more better" has never been considered correct or good English.

    It's a comparative, and you simply can't add "more" to a comparative, because it already means "more + adjective".

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    Re: "more better" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Another good example of why you shouldn't believe, or use, everything you read on the internet!

    As far as I know, "more better" has never been considered correct or good English.

    It's a comparative, and you simply can't add "more" to a comparative, because it already means "more + adjective".
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Emsr.

    (1) When I wrote "something like ' more better, ' " was once "good"

    English, I should have made it clear that I did NOT know if "more better"


    was ever used but that "more" + other adjectives were indeed used

    that way.

    (a) One scholar gives these examples of the "double form":

    (i) the most boldest (Shakespeare)
    (ii) a more abler man
    (iii) his more braver daughter

    In any case, speakers should avoid them in modern English.

    ***** Thank you *****

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    Re: "more better" ?

    Thanks to all !

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    Re: "more better" ?

    You can find a lot of incorrect things on the internet- there's no quality control, so seeing something there does not mean it is correct.

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