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    • Join Date: Nov 2008
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    #1

    Cool Using 'more good' instead of 'better'

    Have a comment please;

    Case 1:

    " My mother thought I was the least intelligent of all the pupils in my class. But she was wrong. I was better at history and even more good at math".

    Case 2:

    " My mother thought I was the least intelligent of all the pupils in my class. But she was wrong. I was good at history and even better at math".


    Where in the first case while the speaker uses 'better' in making comparison with his classmates, he uses 'more' to emphasize the quality in comparison with himself.

    Sam


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #2

    Re: Using 'more good' instead of 'better'

    Quote Originally Posted by sambitar View Post
    Have a comment please;

    Case 1:

    " My mother thought I was the least intelligent of all the pupils in my class. But she was wrong. I was better at history and even more good at math".

    Sam
    It sounds awkward.

    Would this person also say "I was the best at History and the most good at maths"?

    I prefer the irregular inflection, but I can see the point you're making about using both forms in the first sentence and the way it can be understood.


    • Join Date: Nov 2008
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    #3

    Re: Using 'more good' instead of 'better'

    I'd like to thank you for the comment you made.
    sambitar

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