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Discussion in 'English Only' started by nemo eve walle, May 2, 2013.

  1. nemo eve walle

    nemo eve walle Senior Member

    chinese
    He is much more handsome than I am.:tick:
    He runs much more faster than I am.:cross:
    Now, see this example:
    A kid want to see sunrise, in his balcony beside a balustrade, since he is not tall enough the balustrade block the sunrise from him, so I lay some books under his leg, he can see it. After that, the kid says, ''I want higher!'' I say, ''That is dangerous. No more higher.''
    ''No more higher'', the ''more higher'' is wrong as same as the example 2 I give. So, is it right or wrong?
     
  2. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    Texas
    English - US
    It's wrong. ("I want higher." is also wrong.)
     
  3. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Normal talk for a kid! :)
     
  4. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    If I was talking to one of my younger grandchildren, I wouldn't be surprised (as SwissPete suggests) to hear "I want higher!" In fact, I probably heard it from one of my granddaughters as I pushed her on a swing a few weeks ago, since she is totally fearless. If I thought she (or he, if it was one of the grandsons) was already high enough, I might reply "No more higher!" even though I know it's not correct.

    However, if we're having a discussion among adult speakers and learners of English, my advice is to understand it but not to use it.
     
  5. nemo eve walle

    nemo eve walle Senior Member

    chinese
    What sentences do you think that it is suitable to express ''I want higher'' and ''no more higher'' in that context and no any grammatically mistakes?
     
  6. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    "I want / need to be higher (to be able to see)".

    Is that what you are asking?
     
  7. nemo eve walle

    nemo eve walle Senior Member

    chinese
    Yes, and what about ''No more higher''? How do I say that?
     
  8. "That's high enough!"
     

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