What's the best way of making a comparison? Rob and Stephen talk about comparatives and superlatives.

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Hello! Could you tell me, please, if I'm really wrong in the 8th phrase of the 2d exercise:
"This book is the most boring I've ever read!" - is this phrase wrong built?

And another one - the 3d phrase of the same exercise - is this necessarily to put 'a bit' before the adjective 'taller'? Or I can say "I think you are taller a bit..."? I think I've missed some rule.

Thank you in advance!

Hello Mykola G.,

The first sentence you ask about is perfectly clear, but there needs to be a noun after 'the most boring', which is why it is marked as incorrect. You could, for example, repeat the word 'book', but the normal structure is to say 'This is the most boring book I've ever read!'

As for the other sentence, yes, 'a bit' should go before the adjective it modifies: 'a bit taller'. In general, 'a bit' (and also 'a bit of') go before the words they modify.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

In one of task 2 examples: "I think you are a bit taller than me."
Why do you use "me", but not "I" there?
It's similar the sentence "You know it better than I (know)."

Hello Oksana L,

In English both the subject pronoun and the object pronoun are used after 'than', but the latter is more common. Both of these, for example, are standard use:

You know it better than I.

You know it better than me.

Even though the the second sentence can be ambiguous and appear grammatically non-standard, it is the way that the language has evolved. On LearnEnglish we take a descriptive approach to grammar, describing English as it is actually used.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for explaining!

In one of task 2 examples: My older brother is getting married next month.
I always use elder instead of older, which one is correct?

Hello Cee,

Both 'elder' and 'older' are fine here. I would say 'older' is more common but both are perfectly correct.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

This is better than before

Thanks, I enjoyed it.

1)there is no water in the glass.
2)there is little water in the glass.
3)there is no difference in meaning.
4)there is little difference in meaning.
plzz tell me the meanings of these lines.

this is the boy think who had won the dance competition........ Is this line grammatically correct?

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