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    #1

    Cool less big

    Hi,

    Can I say. This apartment big but it's still less big than mine.


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    #2

    Re: less big

    No you need to say - 'but it's not as big as mine.'

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    #3

    Re: less big

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Can I say. This apartment big but it's still less big than mine.
    or
    still smaller than mine.

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    #4

    Cool Re: less big

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    or
    still smaller than mine.
    But is less big acceptable?

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    Cool Re: less big

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    No you need to say - 'but it's not as big as mine.'
    But is less big wrong or not very usesd?

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    #6

    Re: less big

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    But is less big acceptable?
    No it is wrong. But your question is not pointless

    Note that when we are making the not-so-much comparison, less and least are the only options open to us. On the other hand, we tend not to use less and least to form comparatives / superlatives with one syllable adjectives, as short adjectives often have other words as their opposites.
    "Big" is one of them therefore it sounds so "odd" to say "less big than mine".
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    Does it make sense?

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    #7

    Cool Re: less big

    Re-hi,

    So what about this one: Manual Installation (the less easy way)

    help.mambo - Manual Installation (the less easy way)

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    #8

    Re: less big

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Re-hi,

    So what about this one: Manual Installation (the less easy way)

    help.mambo - Manual Installation (the less easy way)
    It is fine. "Easy" has got more than one syllable.

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