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bieasy

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Hi,

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

banderas

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But is less big acceptable?

No it is wrong. But your question is not pointless:up:

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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