Is 'more superior' correctly used?

Karen123456

Senior Member
Malaysia English
In all honesty, I did not expect Singapore to beat Vietnam, as Vietnam were far more superior in terms of teamwork, fitness, passing and movements.

Is it correct to use "more superior"?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    It's certainly unnecessary: 'far superior' is quite sufficient. It doesn't sound completely wrong to me, more like the sort of thing I'd change after I'd written it.
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    In all honesty, I did not expect Singapore to beat Vietnam, as Vietnam were was far more superior in terms of teamwork, fitness, passing and movements.

    Is it correct to use "more superior"?
    "More superior" is incorrect (at least in AmE), since "superior" = "better", and we wouldn't say "more better". The qualification "far" is fine. Thus: . . . Vietnam was far superior . . . would be correct (as is the rest of your sentence).
     
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