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    Adjective

    Would someone please explain why sometime comparative degree of adjective is used in the non comparative (assertive) sentences? i.e.
    I need you to study harder in school.
    As per my limited knowledge about English the sentence should be like as (I need you to study hard in school).

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    Re: Adjective

    The speaker is presumably asking the person addrssed to wotk harder than they do at present.

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    Re: Adjective

    Sir
    Would you please elaborate your answer in more words with an example? I am totaly an Urdu language speaker. It is difficult to for me to understand sometime.
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    Re: Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul basit jadoon View Post
    Would someone please explain why sometime comparative degree of adjective is used in the non comparative (assertive) sentences? i.e.
    I need you to study harder in school.

    But that is a comparative sentence. The student is putting some effort into his work but the teacher wants him to put more effort into it.

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    Re: Adjective

    Sir
    I am learning English, Urdu is my native one. We have been taught comparative sentences like this
    1. Coffee is better than black tea. (2nd degree of adjective + Than).
    Would you please clear me in detail.
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    Re: Adjective

    If the meaning is clear from the context, there is no need to make the comparision explicit in the sentence:

    A: This coffee is good.
    B: My brand is better.

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