After a series of discomfortures during a hospital stay, I attempted to indicate I liked...


'the visiters even less, I wrote, "I liked even less the two individuals who became main stay of my hospital stint." Any suggestions?

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I liked even less the two individuals who became main stays of my hospital stint.
asked May 31 '13 at 00:14 Elizabeth New member

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You have to clarify your comparative. "Less than" what?

link comment answered May 31 '13 at 12:01 Kimberly Expert

Assuming that you mean you liked them even less than you did before (or disliked them more), or that you have stated in a previous sentence what it is you like them less than, then your suggested revision is all right.  However, "mainstay" is a single word, not two words; and since there are two of them they would be "mainstays," unless you intend to say that the two of them together constituted a single mainstay of your stint.

link comment answered Jun 06 '13 at 11:44 David Hopcroft New member

And BTW: There is no such word as "discomforture," and "mainstay" is one word, not two.

link comment answered Jun 06 '13 at 15:46 Betsy Sundquist New member

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