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    #1

    betterness

    Hello,
    Does "betterness" as a word exist or not?
    I don't have context. For example, when "anger" is the noun of "angry" then what's the noun of "better"?
    Is it "betterness"?

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    #2
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: betterness

    Thanks for answering but is it used in daily speakings? To me it looks odd. I have three dictionaries in my PC.
    Cambridge, Oxford, Longman, When I looked for it in them and saw there was no result, I thought it's no longer used among native English speakers.

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    #4

    Re: betterness

    I've never heard it used and I've never used it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: betterness

    Click here and bookmark the site for future reference.

    Like ems, I've never heard or used it.

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    #6

    Re: betterness

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Click here and bookmark the site for future reference.

    Like ems, I've never heard or used it.
    And the results of your search show that many dictionaries don't include it- it's in 8, while over 30 have the word better.

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    #7

    Re: betterness

    Everyone, thanks for answering. If "betterness" is not used, then is there any alternative for that being used among you native English speakers?

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    #8

    Re: betterness

    Could you write a sentence where you'd want to use this word and we can suggest alternatives?

    (Daily speech, not daily speakings.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: betterness

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Could you write a sentence where you'd want to use this word and we can suggest alternatives?
    (Daily speech, not daily speakings.)
    This car I bought is better than the previous one. It's betterness made be buy it. I love it.

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    #10

    Re: betterness

    I have to admit that sounds rather good.

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