Stupider or More Stupid?

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He is more stupid than her.

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He is stupider than her.

 

The first sentence sound smoother, but are they both correct?

If the second sentence is WRONG, when could we use the word "stupider" ?

 

Thanks.

asked Aug 02 '12 at 06:34 Elijah New member

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  Both are correct. But  'More stupid" is often preferred. 

" He is more stupid than her."

link answered Aug 02 '12 at 17:50 sanjay Expert

"A: I don’t see any problem with “stupidest.” The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed.), for example, gives the forms as “stupid” … “stupider” … “stupidest.”

And this isn’t a peculiar Americanism. H. W. Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage also gives the correct forms as “stupid” … “stupider” … “stupidest.”

http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2009/02/stupid-stupider-and-stupidest.html

sanjayAug 02 '12 at 17:53

Both are wrong: "He is stupider than SHE."

Mark CaplanAug 22 at 15:24

Actually, Mark...YOU are wrong. The word "she" is NEVER to be used as a direct object. For the sentence to be completely correct, it would read "He is stupider than her." Or, if you want to take a dig at the other sex, one would correctly say "She is stupider than him."In order for your sentence to be grammatically correct, you need to add one more word: "He is stupider than she is."

RobertOct 27 at 01:35

You can't end a sentence with a linking verb!!!

Grammer NaziOct 28 at 03:52

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My opinion is that we cannot form the compertative degree for the word stupid by adding er.

link comment answered Aug 02 '12 at 14:29 Z. A. Jazley Contributor
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If a word does NOT end in Y and has two or more syllables, it is recommended to use "more" "most" before the word instead of -er, -est, etc. Like interesting, stunning, beautiful. We wouldnt say interestinger, beautifulest. Just as stupider and stupidest doesnt sound quite right. 

link answered Jul 23 at 11:55 Joe Nads New member

There are always exceptions. For example, "ordinary" is a multiple syllable word which ends in Y. But you would not say "ordinarier."

Another 2-syllable word which does NOT end with Y, but you may add -er and -est to is the word "narrow."

Isn't English fun?

RobertOct 27 at 01:39

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He is more stupid than she. 

link answered Oct 10 at 02:02 Thomas New member

No. "She" is NEVER a direct object.

RobertOct 27 at 01:39

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Both are incorrect.  People may be stupid, period. 

link comment answered Nov 09 at 23:34 Deb Nix New member

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