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    #1

    is more fun

    I'm confused by the sentence as written. Which option is acceptable?

    Having a wedding in the air _______________ than having one at the hotel.
    (A) is more fun (B) is funner

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    #2

    Re: is more fun

    Is this homework?

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    Re: is more fun

    It's a question.

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    #4

    Re: is more fun

    Having a wedding in the air is funnier than having one at the hotel.

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    #5

    Re: is more fun

    That is not an option, and means something different. 'Funnier' is not the comparative form of 'fun'.

    From the forum guidelines:
    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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    #6

    Re: is more fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post

    Having a wedding in the air _______________ than having one at the hotel.
    (A) is more fun (B) is funner
    Both can be used, but I strongly prefer A. You will run across "funner" and "funnest" but they are not commonly used.

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    #7

    Re: is more fun

    I am not a teacher.

    Fun is primarily a mass noun.

    We can use it after the verb "to be" to say that something or someone is fun.

    Fun as an adjective is already informal and although you might hear "funner" it is very informal.
    I don't consider it a real word and my advice would be to avoid using it if you want to sound like you know how to speak English.

    Native speakers that know better can get away with using unorthodox language for effect, but until a learner is completely at ease with English idiom this sort of thing is best left alone.

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    Re: is more fun

    Having a wedding in the air is more fun than having one in a vacuum.

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