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Identify the grammatically correct sentence from the options given. a)She is the more clever of the two. b)She is the cleverer of the two.?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    a) is correct.  The fact that b) is so awkward to say is a clue that it's not the answer.

  • 1 month ago

    Option 'A' is the correct option. I found the rule for 'More vs ER' as I knew there was a reason, but I couldn't remember how it worked. I saved it for you for the future.

    For adjectives that are just one syllable, add -er to the end (this explains the above example). For two-syllable adjectives not ending in -y and for all three-or-more-syllable adjectives, use the form “more + adjective.” For two-syllable adjectives ending in -y, change the -y to -i and add -er.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The correct choice is a). The problem with b) is "cleverer" is not a word.

  • 1 month ago

    There is nothing wrong with either.  some avoid that double-er sound so prefer "More clever" to "cleverer" but neither is incorrect.  There is no obligation to use the -er form rather than the modifier more. 

    I, myself, would tend to say "More clever" for the comparative yet "cleverest" for the superlative.  The "rrr" sound is not may favorite, I have trouble with it, so I tend to avoid it (especially a doubling of that "rrr" sound. err-err?  No thanks.

    One is generally favored over the other, like more good is typically said as "Better", but more hungry and hungrier are pretty much interchangeable.

    I am more hungry than I was at this time yesterday.  I wonder why.

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  • 1 month ago

    It's  'a'.

    Native American English speaker for many decades.

    You could also say "cleverest'. Use the superlative when comparing just two people

    Source(s): Native American English speaker. Grammar websites.
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