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  1. Yourjones
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    funner or more fun?

    Hello,

    I understand "fun" is an adj. But what is its comparative? "funner" or "more fun"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: funner or more fun?

    There are two usages that aren't interchangeable:
    "Funnier" if something is more amusing; makes you laugh more.
    "More fun" if you enjoy something more.

    "His joke was funnier than hers."
    "Cycling is more fun than swimming."

    "Funner" isn't a proper word. Those who use it as slang mean "more fun".

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    Re: funner or more fun?

    The objections to "funner" and "funnest" stem from objections to "fun" being accepted as an adjective. That battle was lost long ago. While I still dislike "funner" and "funnest", there is evidence that they are gaining traction.

  4. Yourjones
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    Thanks! Bearing the difference between "fun" and "funny" in mind, it is now easier to understand "funnier" is the comparative of "funny".

  5. Yourjones
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    Thanks! I'm for the opinion that "Whatever most people use is the language". Its just like "Long time no see" that show no English grammar at all. But because more and more people use it to greet, it IS English now.

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    Re: funner or more fun?

    Yes, it is. And "funniest" is the superlative.

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