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    Post usage of 'a bit more'

    Dear friends,

    "The Batman started to change. He became a bit more darker"

    Can we use 'a bit more plus comparative' structure like this? Thank you!

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    Re: usage of 'a bit more'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear friends,

    "The Batman started to change. He became a bit more darker"

    Can we use 'a bit more plus comparative' structure like this? No, you can't. "a bit" is not relevant; you cannot say "more darker" or more 'any other comparative'. In your sentence "more" adds nothing to the meaning.
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    Re: usage of 'a bit more'

    I agree with 2006.

    If this is your sentence, Heidi, you need to drop 'The' too.

    He's just 'Batman'.

    Rover

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    Re: usage of 'a bit more'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If this is your sentence, Heidi, you need to drop 'The' too.

    He's just 'Batman'.

    Rover
    Rover is right, though there was an animated TV series not that long ago called 'The Batman'.

    I think that in the very early days of the original comic books the hero was occasionally referred to as 'the Batman'.

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    Thank you 2006, Rover, fivejedjon.

    I just looked up my dictionary. it seems that if we use 'a bit more' or 'a bit less', it must be followed by a noun, is that right?

    Let me make a sentence and please see if it's correct:
    Can you give me a bit more advice?

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    Re: usage of 'a bit more'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Thank you 2006, Rover, fivejedjon.

    I just looked it up in my dictionary. it seems that if we use 'a bit more' or 'a bit less', it must be followed by a noun, is that right? see below
    Let me make a sentence and please see if it's correct:
    Can you give me a bit more advice?
    But "a bit (more)(less)" can also be followed by an adjective.

    I think it should be a bit more salty.
    I think it should be a bit saltier.
    I think it should be a bit more saltier.

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    Re: usage of 'a bit more'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    I just looked up my dictionary. it seems that if we use 'a bit more' or 'a bit less', it must be followed by a noun, is that right?
    It's not necessary when the noun can be implied.
    Q: Have I added enough salt? A: I think it could use a bit more.

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    Re: usage of 'a bit more'

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post

    I think it should be a bit more salty.
    Is more salty an acceptable comparative for salty?

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    Re: usage of 'a bit more'

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Is more salty an acceptable comparative for salty?
    Yes. I prefer saltier, but more salty sounds fine to me.

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    Re: usage of 'a bit more'

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I just looked it up in my dictionary.
    Thank you, 2006. I really appreciate that you correct my sentence. That's exactly what we, learners, need. And thank you all my friends here at this forum.

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