Comparative, superlative: free.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by maraba, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. maraba

    maraba Senior Member

    Spain
    "More / most free"
    or
    "Freer / freest".

    Thanks a lot, for your patience.
     
  2. verity17 Senior Member

    Norwich, England
    UK, English
    I wouldn't say "freest".
    maybe, "the most free", but I'd be more likely to say
    "the person with the most freedom"
     
  3. Lola Lola Senior Member

    English, UK
    We don't often describe things as being 'more free' or 'most free'- what context do you want to use it in?

    If you give me a sentence I could help you more easily.
     
  4. maraba

    maraba Senior Member

    Spain
    Here you are:

    "The higher command of the language, the freer this stage will be."

    NOTE: "this stage" refers to a one so-called Free Practice Stage."

    Thanks.
     
  5. maraba

    maraba Senior Member

    Spain
    By the way, shouldn't you better have said "which context do you want to use in it"?
     
  6. verity17 Senior Member

    Norwich, England
    UK, English
    In that context,I would say "more free".
    And you're right, it should have been "which context" :)
     
  7. Lola Lola Senior Member

    English, UK
    No, perhaps better English would have been 'in which context do you want to use it?'

    Anyway,

    you would say

    'the higher the/your command of the language, the more free this stage will be'

    But even then this sentence doesn't sound completely natura

    Perhaps you could try:

    'the higher the/your command of the language, the easier you will find this stage or the better you will cope with this stage
     
  8. Lola Lola Senior Member

    English, UK
    OOPS! Sorry- I see that you were referring to the use of 'what' instead of 'which' now!
     

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