after endless discussion with my girlfriend we thought about posting it here - since she doesn't believe me ..
big - bigger - the biggest, that's whatI learned in school.
She claims that it would be right to use:
as well, but I think this is wrong.
that kind of tells me that I'm right - but still she doesn't believe me.
Could someone help us to solve this problem?
Thank you in advance :)
"big" is a small word. It goes without saying "more bigger" sounds awkward. You may say "more difficult", "more beautiful".
'more bigger' is not just awkward; as bhai said, it is incorrect. 'bigger' is already the comparative form; you can't make it more comparative.
Thank you all.
The rule I learned is:
Along with 3 syllables we would use more, most.
Now I found a rule for every adjective derived from french, greek, etc - but still the longer ones.
Hope that will avoid some discussion in the future ;)
There are no absolute rules about how we form the comparison and superlative forms of adjectives.
Generally speaking, adjectives of one syllable add er/est: high, higher, highest.
Those of three syllables or more generally take more/most: difficult, more difficult, most difficult.
Two-syllable adjectives ending in an unstressed syllable, especially if that syllable ends in a vowel sound, generally add -er/est: lively, livelier, liveliest.
There are no absolute rules about how we form the comparison and superlative forms of adverbs Generally we construct these forms with more and most, but a few adverbs, such as fast and hard, that have the same form as adjectives, take -er, -est.
There are also a few irregular forms, such as well/better/best and badly/worse/worst.