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    #1

    Which one is better to use ?

    Hello

    Which one is better to use ?

    Experiences can get more rich and varied.
    Experiences can get richer and more varied.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Nathan Mckane; 09-Jul-2010 at 06:59.

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    #2

    Re: Which one is better to use ?

    They mean the same to me.

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    #3

    Re: Which one is better to use ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hello

    Which one is better to use ?

    Experiences can get more rich and varied.
    Experiences can get richer and more varied.

    Thanks in advance
    Because "rich" is a short adjective, it sounds wrong with "more" in front of it. For that reason, I would say #2 is the correct version.

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    Re: Which one is better to use ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hello

    Which one is better to use ?

    Experiences can get more rich and varied.
    Experiences can get richer and more varied.

    Thanks in advance
    I tend to agree with Mr. Bhaisahab if we're speaking of grammar in its strict sense. However, I disagree that it sounds wrong. We might well refer to something as "rich and varied" almost as if it were a single concept (similarly to "bread and butter.") Since that is the case, I would not consider the first sentence to be incorrect.

    To elaborate in an unnecessary way, I might say that a trip to Rome would be "rich and varied." "Yes," you might reply. "But if we added Florence it would be still more rich and varied."

    Again, I would prefer the second sentence would accept the first.

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