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    negative comparative

    Can we use the comparative of superiority with negative verbs? Is it possible to say: They aren't better than me or should we say: They aren't as good as I am?

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    Re: negative comparative

    Welcome to the forum, Sónia.

    Please note my corrections to your punctuation:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonia Teixeira View Post
    Can we use the comparative of superiority with negative verbs? Is it possible to say: "They aren't better than me" or should we say: "They aren't as good as I am?"

    Thank you in advance. Unnecessary. Just click 'Thank' when you get a useful answer.

    Sónia
    You could use 'They aren't better than me', but it's more natural to say 'They're no better than me'.

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    Re: negative comparative

    I agree that "They aren't better than me" is not the most natural way of saying it. However, I would use "They're not better than me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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