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    exception to the rule

    Hi

    I would like to know if there are more than two [ clever and narrow] exceptions to the rule when it comes about the degrees of comparison of adjectives formed of two syllables.

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: exception to the rule

    Clever, cleverer, cleverest; narrow, narrower, narrowest.

    Iím not sure whatíre asking. Please clarify.

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    Re: exception to the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    Clever, cleverer, cleverest; narrow, narrower, narrowest.

    I’m not sure what’re asking. Please clarify.
    My question was : are there any other adjectives,[ beside "clever" and "narrow" ]which are exceptions to the rule of formation the degrees of comparison ?
    I know that "clever" and "narrow" are exceptions, but are there any others like these two?

    Is my question clear now?

    Thank you very much

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    Re: exception to the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    My question was : are there any other adjectives,[ beside "clever" and "narrow" ]which are exceptions to the rule of formation the degrees of comparison ?
    I know that "clever" and "narrow" are exceptions, but are there any others like these two?

    Is my question clear now?

    Thank you very much
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    a scant number of adjectives whose suffixes are ending with -y(like happy, happier, happiest), -er(like clever), -ow(like shallow, shallower, shallowest), -ble(like able, abler, ablest).

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    Re: exception to the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    My question was : are there any other adjectives,[ beside "clever" and "narrow" ]which are exceptions to the rule of formation the degrees of comparison ?
    I know that "clever" and "narrow" are exceptions, but are there any others like these two?

    Is my question clear now?

    Thank you very much
    I know one: simple.

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    Re: exception to the rule

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    I know one: simple.
    Hi Harry

    Do you mean simple - simpler - simplest? As a matter of fact I definitely prefer : more simple and most simple

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    Re: exception to the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Disclaimer: I'm not a teacher.
    a scant number of adjectives whose suffixes are ending with -y(like happy, happier, happiest), -er(like clever), -ow(like shallow, shallower, shallowest), -ble(like able, alber, albest).


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    Hi
    Thank you.

    You meant : able - abler - ablest

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    Re: exception to the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi Harry

    Do you mean simple - simpler - simplest? As a matter of fact I definitely prefer : more simple and most simple

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    I like to cut everything short.

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    Re: exception to the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I like to cut everything short.

    I see. I suppose not quite everything !

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    #10

    Re: exception to the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    Clever, cleverer, cleverest; narrow, narrower, narrowest.

    Iím not sure whatíre asking. Please clarify.
    I'm not sure what you're asking?

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