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    Comparative forms of colors

    I found the comparative form of some colors like redder, bluer, whiter in the dictionary. But for some colors like pink and gold, there wasn't a comparagive form in front of them. Don't they have a comparative form?

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    Re: Comparative forms of colors

    "Golder" exists but it's not heard as often as some other colour comparatives. "Pinker" is fine.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Comparative forms of colors

    You might never hear them or see them (or even need them), but potentially any color can be be made comparative or superlative, since colors are adjectives.

    I'm not sure why you'd need too, but theoretically one could speak of something magentaer or the tealest, the fuchsiaest, or something auburner or the fulvousest (it's a real color, look it up). I'm just guessing at the forms and spelling on those mind you, since I've never actually seen them.
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    Re: Comparative forms of colors

    The same rule applies to colours as applies to most adjectives - if the word has more than two syllables, we use "more + adjective" rather than "adjective -er".

    Greener
    Golder
    Bluer
    Pinker
    Browner
    Blacker
    Whiter
    Redder
    Yellower
    Purpler
    Violeter
    Indigoer
    Magentaer (I note that Skrej gave this as a possible word but I disagree)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Comparative forms of colors

    You can also use more + colour.

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    #6

    Re: Comparative forms of colors

    You can also use deeper, stronger, more intense​ with colour.
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