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    Smile comparative adj.

    Isn't this tree bigger than the others? We use comparative adjectives to compare two things why do we here use the others?

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    Re: comparative adj.

    The two things you compare can be singular or plural:
    This house is cheaper than that one.
    These houses are cheaper than those.
    These houses are cheaper than that one.
    This house is cheaper than those.

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    Re: comparative adj.

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Isn't this tree bigger than the others? We use comparative adjectives to compare two things why do we here use the others?
    If the words in brackets are understood, only two things are being compared:
    Isn't this tree bigger than [any one of] the others?

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