[Grammar] We started chatting to forget how bad

Sarah-Betty

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Shouldn't we use "worse" instead of "bad", because of the verb "get"?

It started to rain and was pouring down within just ten minutes. When she got into my car, she asked me to make a phone call because her phone battery was dead and her parents must have been worried about her safety. After that, we started chatting to forget how bad the weather was getting, and the more we got to know each other, the more we enjoyed each other's company.

The paragraph was written by a native teacher.
 

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No. 'Bad' is fine; 'how worse' does not work. You have to say '... how much worse ...'
Thank you Piscean. But, we have "the weather is getting worse/bad/better". So, why do we can't use "worse" in the sentence?
 

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What an interesting point!
Thank you SO SO MUCH for your help. It was amazing to know. I enjoy reading the point. With people helping us here, English is becoming more and more interesting to us.
 

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Piscean,
Great tip!
Can we apply the rule to the “adverbs” too?
...how well they drive...
...how much better they drive...

How fast ...
How much faster...
 
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