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    Which ones are correct?

    Hello, there.

    I did some excercises but the book's answers differed from mine.
    Could you please highlight which ones are both correct and collocating.

    1a. Today it is still hotter than yesterday
    1b. Today it is yet hotter than yesterday
    1c. Today it is even hotter than yesterday
    1d. Today it is far hotter than yesterday
    1e. Today it is by far hotter than yesterday
    1f. Today it is much hotter than yesterday
    1g. Today it is a great deal hotter than yesterday

    2a. This book is still more interesting than yours.
    2b. This book is yet more interesting than yours.
    2c. This book is even more interesting than yours.
    2d. This book is far more interesting than yours.
    2e. This book is by far more interesting than yours.
    2f. This book is much more interesting than yours.
    2g. This book is a great deal more interesting than yours.

    3a. Your suitcase is still heavier than mine
    3b. Your suitcase is yet heavier than mine
    3c. Your suitcase is even heavier than mine
    3d. Your suitcase is far heavier than mine
    3e. Your suitcase is by far heavier than mine
    3f. Your suitcase is much heavier than mine
    3g. Your suitcase is a great deal heavier than mine

    4a. The new building of Moscow University is one of the highest buildings in Moscow
    4b. The new building of Moscow University is one of the highest buildings of Moscow
    4c. The new building of Moscow University is one of the highest Moscow's buildings

    5a. February is the shortest month in the year
    5a. February is the shortest month of the year
    5a. February is the shortest year's month

    6a. Today is not far colder that it was yesterday

    7a. Last year I spent less time for English than I do this year


    Thanks, Alex.

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    Re: Which ones are correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hello, there.

    I did some excercises but the book's answers differed from mine.
    Could you please highlight which ones are both correct and collocating.

    1a. Today it is still hotter than yesterday
    1b. Today it is yet hotter than yesterday
    1c. Today it is even hotter than yesterday
    1d. Today it is far hotter than yesterday
    1e. Today it is by far hotter than yesterday
    1f. Today it is much hotter than yesterday
    1g. Today it is a great deal hotter than yesterday

    2a. This book is still more interesting than yours.
    2b. This book is yet more interesting than yours.
    2c. This book is even more interesting than yours.
    2d. This book is far more interesting than yours.
    2e. This book is by far more interesting than yours.
    2f. This book is much more interesting than yours.
    2g. This book is a great deal more interesting than yours.

    3a. Your suitcase is still heavier than mine
    3b. Your suitcase is yet heavier than mine
    3c. Your suitcase is even heavier than mine
    3d. Your suitcase is far heavierthan mine
    3e. Your suitcase is by far heavier than mine
    3f. Your suitcase is much heavier than mine
    3g. Your suitcase is a great deal heavier than mine

    4a. The new building of Moscow University is one of the highest buildings in Moscow
    4b. The new building of Moscow University is one of the highest buildings of Moscow
    4c. The new building of Moscow University is one of the highest Moscow's buildings

    5a. February is the shortest month in the year
    5a. February is the shortest month of the year
    5a. February is the shortest year's month

    6a. Today is not far colder that it was yesterday

    7a. Last year I spent less time for English than I do this year


    Thanks, Alex.

    I highlightd in green those that are most natural in the English language. You can make arguments about some of your choices, but the goal here isn't to figure out a million ways to say the same thing -- it's to learn how English speakers actually talk about such things.

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