-Why do people think ps3 is some much more better then Xbox 360?
I saw this sentence and I couldn't relise that why 'more' was written with 'better' .
To be more open.
Why not opener?
-“I’m trying to make the world a more open place.” by Mark Zuckerberg.
Can't we write like that?
-“I’m trying to make the world a opener place.”
Not a teacher.
Much more better > much better > better
A prescriptivist would say that something can't be "more better" and that much better conveys the same meaning as the original. That's why it would be marked wrong.
As for the second question, after a door has been opened, it can't be in a state of "more open," so to speak. The door may certainly open further, but it is still open. It's comparable to the idea that a woman who is 9 months pregnant is not "more pregnant" than a woman 6 months in. She is just further along in her pregnancy.
Last edited by jimmu; 09-Nov-2011 at 20:27.
NOTE: When it comes to two-syllable adjectives, the case is less clear cut. With some two-syllable adjectives, -er/-est and more/most are both possible:
The water here is shallower / more shallow than it is further up the beach.
The grey squirrel is one of the most common / commonest rodents that you will see in England.
Is this a right rule? If it is correct, does it comprise all the two-syllable adjectives?