Get Grammar: On comparatives and superlatives

This is a grammar rule some people seem to forget: we never use double comparatives or double superlatives.
A comparative is used to compare two things, and adjectives and adverbs can be modified to reflect the comparison by adding an ‘-r’ or ‘-er’ to the end: clear = clearer; dry = drier; wide = wider.
When an adjective or adverb is long or sounds awkward with the additional ‘-r’ or ‘-er’, we use the comparative adverb ‘more’: more beautiful (because beautifuler is both awkward and sounds terrible); more sensitive; more orderly.
We NEVER say ‘more clearer, more drier, more wider’.
A superlative is used when comparing three or more things, and adjectives and adverbs are mostly modified by using the ‘-est’ suffix: slowest, fastest, driest, clearest, liveliest.
When adjectives or adverbs are long or sound awkward with the additional ‘-est’, we use the superlative adverb ‘most’: most beautiful; most destructive; most sentimental; most freakish; most frightening.
For more, visit the full article:  Timeless Tips 6: On comparatives and superlatives

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