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is "freer" or "more free" correct?

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    "Freer".  In English, if an adjective is two or less syllables, its use -er and -est  (free, freer, freest; happy, happier, happiest)  If it's MORE than two syllables, then is "more [xxx] and most [xxx] (charitable, more charitable, most charitable).

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    More free is correct. Freer may seem possible as a construction (that is, as in free, freer, and freest), but it is awkward and seldom used in regular writing and conversation.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes...........................

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Linke True, Free is an absolute. You may have greater or lesser degrees of freedom.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Free is an absolute term, there's no quantifier for it.  Something is free or it's not free.  It's like being pregnant, you are or you aren't.  You aren't 'slightly' pregnant.

  • Peter
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In real terms, neither. Something or someone is either free, or they are not. Same with dead, if you are dead, you are dead, you can't be deader, or more dead, it's an absolute.

    • Tommymc
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Miracle Max (The Princess Bride) would disagree. Quote:  “You see, there's different kinds of dead: there's sort of dead, mostly dead, and all dead. ... "

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes...…………………...

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