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  1. vahidkhob
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    adjectives

    can we use 'less' before all adjectives?
    E.g. I am less tall than my father.

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    #2
    No. In your example sentence you could say, "I am not as tall as my father."

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  3. CitySpeak
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    Re: adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by vahidkhob
    can we use 'less' before all adjectives?
    E.g. I am less tall than my father.

    You can also say: I am shorter than my father.

    Or: My father is taller than I am.

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    #4
    "less" often sounds strange. It doesn't make much sense to say 'Paris is less big than London', while @Paris is not as big as London' sounds fine.

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