healthier or more healthy?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sunnymood, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. sunnymood Junior Member

    Russian
    Dear friends,

    Can you help me please?

    How can I say correctly:

    'Fresh fruit and vegetables are MORE HEALTHY or HEALTHIER than fast food.'

    I'm confused how to form comparatives from 'healthy', 'happy', etc.



    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    Both are correct; they have equal meaning. They're just two ways of saying the same thing. :eek:
     
  3. morzh

    morzh Senior Member

    USA
    Russian
    Both are good; however from natives I hear ""healthier" more often and somehow from non-natives - "more healthy" :)
    Don't ask me why it is.
     
  4. toway Senior Member

    Russian
    Maybe it's weird but I thought that "more healthy" was incorrect form because there is only one syllable in this word.
     
  5. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    True..."more healthy" is probably used more often (with the use of "even") to add emphasis:

    Yogurt is healthy, Greek yogurt is healthier, and fat-free Greek yogurt is even more healthy.
     
  6. morzh

    morzh Senior Member

    USA
    Russian
    (and this is all we have enough money for in Greece today :))
     

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