Stupider or More Stupid?
He is more stupid than her.
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" ?
It really depends on the kind of English you use. To me, 'He is stupider than she" sounds correct. But it feels a bit archaic, something that doesn't easily roll off the tongue for me. And that's only in my case. Probably both the uses are correct. Who knows, maybe in the future both might be wrong too. What we CAN say for sure is, we can't really maintain a standard style of sentence formation across different segments of the English speaking peoples of the world. So, depending on the context, you can decide if you'd like to use one option or the other.
|link comment||answered Apr 15 at 06:35 Borlen New member|
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 '14 at 11:55 Joe Nads New member|
I believe, in our effort to display intelligence we sound stupid! Investigate the number of so-called "highly intelligent" people in high profile jobs who have used stupider, more stupid, stupidest, most stupid, etc., without any effect to their success! The bottom line is this: there are various forms of English in the world; some of which I have actually had trouble trying to understand, e.g., Northern Ireland English!
So, unless we are writing a document for publication, "who cares"! : )
|link||answered Jan 03 '15 at 06:20 JOSEPH E. SIMMONS JR. New member|
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