~ This apple is much more ugly than that one is. One may have belonged to a particular person, another is a stock example. I adore these kinds of lists from old style guides. The phrase than x is still not the head of the subject, no more than in the first sentence there are more men than just John. If this is so, then how do you tell if what you are observing is a legitimate rule? Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.
Thank you and have a great day. A period is required at the end of the sentence. When we write one man, we have the image of one man at an irresistibly prominent place in our working memory. You and I both know you are a poseur, unfit to preach to others. You've probably come across more than your fair share of 'Top 10' lists. There are more than six knives in the kitchen.
In recent years, it's become quite common for writers to mix them up, resulting in sentences that are technically nonsensical. This apple is less flavorful than the other one is. Use less with most adverbs ending in -ly. Bremner's Words on Words and Theodore M. Because of these types of mind-sets very misguided, in my humble opinion tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of low-income and at-risk women will no longer have access to breast- and reproductive-health screenings. Don't take any notice of teachers and textbooks in such matters. To be sure which superlative method to use, you will need to consult a good dictionary.
Chelsea liked the movie more than we did. Even though many of these modern coinages are rather ugly, they are not invalid at all, but indicate the natural course of a growing, evolving language. Eager is not a good substitute to describe the pain of waiting for a much dreamed of event, especially for a child. One would think that the author of such an article would do their research properly. They are used in sentences where a subject is compared to a group of objects. Your list indicates places where language is evolving. The article states that someone in position of authority has accused a single victim being responsible for a specific crime committed against her because of her behaviour.
But your example has truly crossed the line! So if you say There --- more than one species of cat. Bernstein's The Careful Writer both address the topic. There may be one, more, or even none. Verbs often consist of more than one word. This apple is a lot more desirable than that one is.
See the foot of this page for information about the comparison of adverbs. The difference, for me, is that Shakespeare was inhabited by genius and he coined, created, or generated lasting and significant new uses for words like gossip, radiance, lustrous, and flawed. See Examples: You look happy. This car runs quieter than the other one. This car warms up slower than that one. Two events occurred, she rushed to office, and she rushed to the court for the divorce petition.
It indicates a greater amount or number than that is indicated by much or many. The adverb form of fast is fast. Examples: Ken and Larry's ice cream They share the same ice cream. I believe your confusion stems from the term species not changing form when it becomes a plural. Whenever people try to force fixity upon a language, you can be pretty sure it's on the way out. It means a subject is disputable or open to discussion.
Is using the singular form correct, even though the uniform applies to the dress of all women in the service? We would interpret this to include all the children. My aim is to be a writer, but people always act like if I want to write a book I should already know everything about literature. We shared clothes handmade by our moms. Unrelated: I assumed the peculiarity in the original title was intended for irony. I'm ok with it but it seems like no one else really is! In this kind of tricky situations, what I generally do is go to some established publication that I know mostly publishes correct English.
Doesn't more mean at least two? Mario chooses his words much more thoughtfully than his sister does. You are lighter than he is. Leave a Comment or Question: Please ensure that your question or comment relates to the topic of the blog post. I have to go now, but I;'ll be back later to continue the discussion. You push less forcefully on the brake than on that one.
Notice that the apostrophe doesn't change places based on how many things the owners have. These adjectives form the superlative either by adding -est or by preceeding the adjective with most. Grammar nazis are the hipsters of linguistics. On the other hand, 'then' sounds like 'th' plus 'en' from the word 'den'. Adjective Comparative Superlative happy happier happiest simple simpler simplest busy busier busiest tilted more tilted most tilted tangled more tangled most tangled Three or more syllables Adjectives with three or more syllables form the comparative by putting more in front of the adjective, and the superlative by putting most in front. There are more men than just John in the room. There are no punctuation or capitalization rules specifically for grave markers.