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    Stand firm

    Hi. Which of the following examples is correct?

    We must stand even firmer.
    We must stand more firmly.

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    Re: Stand firm

    [Not a teacher]

    Both are correct, but not the same meaning.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    Re: Stand firm

    Can you show the difference?

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    Re: Stand firm

    I am not a teacher.

    The word 'firm' in 'to stand firm' is an adverb and the phrase means to be determined/steadfast. To be even more so would be to stand more firmly.

    To stand even firmer doesn't mean anything to me.

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    Re: Stand firm

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    The word 'firm' in 'to stand firm' is an adverb and the phrase means to be determined/steadfast. To be even more so would be to stand more firmly.

    To stand even firmer doesn't mean anything to me.
    You are a British native, so I must respect your opinion. Anyway I would like to ask about the correctness of this expresion: "Stand even more..."
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    Re: Stand firm

    You could instruct someone to "Stand even more upright/erect" if they were doing so to a certain extent but not to your satisfaction. You could tell someone to "Stand even more often/frequently" with regard to an activity during which they normally remain seated but sometimes stand for. You might tell them to stand more regularly during that activity, perhaps for their health.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Stand firm

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    The word 'firm' in 'to stand firm' is an adverb.
    I didn't consider the different meaning of "firm" in the construction.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/firmer (adv.)

    Thanks Roman55.
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