Sunday, September 26, 2010

영어 Hint of the Day #33: the word "more" should be used less.

영어 Hint of the Day #33:  Using the word "more" is not a good idea.

Using the word "more" incorrectly is very easy for Korean speakers.  Of course, the Korean word 더 is very popular and widely used everyday.  In English, you can make errors too easily when you use the word "more", and the best advice (rather than over-studying) is to avoid using it if you can.

(x)  She is more prettier.  (o)  She is more beautiful. 
(x)  She is more faster.  (o)  She is faster.  OR  (o) She is the fastest.
When you try to add the word more to another descriptive word, errors can be made as you see above.

The time that you can use the word "more" without making errors is when you use "more" by itself at the end of a sentence.
(o)  I love you more.  (o)  We ate a lot of food, and then we at some more.

The important thing is to avoid errors, and the Hint of the Day:  Don't use the word "more" frequently.

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