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Dandan
the sky is bluer or more blue? Is this sentence right? Today's sky is bluer than yesterday. Or should one say "more blue"? Also other colors, for example, red, white, etc.
May 21, 2013 12:30 PM
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"Today's sky is bluer than yesterday's." (Note that yesterday should have an apostrophe, since you are talking about yesterday's sky.) "Bluer" is more natural than "more blue" in most contexts. But there are contexts where "more blue" would be just as natural as "bluer." This goes for the other one-syllable color words you mention.
May 21, 2013
Bluer. Monosyllabic words ended with an "e" only need to add a "r" to the end of the word.So,here,should be bluer. Polysyllabic words,however,should add a "more' in front of the word. Whiter,redder,purpler,blacker,etc.
May 21, 2013
In this case, both are acceptable.
May 21, 2013
Bluer is more common, because one-syllable adjectives usually take the -er ending, but here both can be used.
May 21, 2013
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