how do you correct the sentences using the words more, most, less, least? that should be part of the corrected adjective?

See example:

There are many more better things to do.
asked May 05 '12 at 04:02 Leilani Brown New member

1 answer


• Little and Much refer to amount or quantity
• Little is used to emphasize that there is only a small amount of something.
• Much emphasizes a large amount. Both are used with uncountable nouns and often in negative sense. 
We have made little progress.                  

Do you watch much television?
• A little refers to a small amount of something without any emphasis.
I have to spend a little time In Delhi.        

l have a little trouble these days.
• A Few and Many refer to number. These are used before plural countable nouns and often in negative sense. Few emphasizes a small number.
Few students were present today. 

Many people went to welcome the Prime Minister.
• A few refers to a small number without any emphasis.
They stayed in London for a few days.
• More, Less and Fewer are comparative determiners.
• More is used before plural and uncountable nouns (with than) to refer to a quantity or amount of something which is greater than another quantity or amount. It is also used to refer to an additional quantity of something (without than)
He does more work than I do.  
His visit might do more harm than good.
We need more information.

• Less is used to refer to an amount of something that is smaller than another amount. It is usually used before uncountable nouns.
The poor have less access to education.  

He finds less time for his hobbies.
• Fewer is used to refer to a group of things that is smaller than another group before plural nouns.
Fewer students passed the examination this year.

There are fewer trees here. 


In your case two comparatives, more and better are used which is not correct. More should be removed:

There are many better things to do.


Adjectives are used in three different degrees: Positive, Comparatives and Superlatives.

The positive degree takes so----as/as--------as with the adjective:

The boys are as good as the girls.

The comparative degree takes than after it:

My sister is taller than me.

The Superlative degree takes article the before it:

Jack is the best student in his class.


When the adjective is not a mono-syllabic word it takes more and most OR less/fewer and least/fewest to make comparative and superlative degrees.


The boys are more/less active than the girls.

Jack is the most/least handsome man among his friends.

link answered May 05 '12 at 08:47 Rahul Gupta Expert

It should be 'My sister is taller than I'. Look at your example 'He does more work than I do.' The same rule applies. My sister is taller than I am [tall]. Other than that, great answer.

Lewis NeidhardtMay 05 '12 at 08:56

Thanks to notify me like earlier also you did.

Rahul GuptaMay 05 '12 at 09:29

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