"more clear" or "clearer"

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PeachYoghurt

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hi all! I met a question puzzling me a lot. According to textbooks, the comparative form of "clear" should be "clearer", but I came across a sentence written by an English native speaker with "more clear".The sentence is "Do I need to make myself more clear?"

I was wondering whether "more clear" is also acceptable. Many thanks!
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Yes, it's unusual, but it's sometimes possible to use 'more' instead of a suffixed comparative. There's no meaning difference.
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hello PeachYogurt - welcome to the forums!

    If you put "more clear" into the Dictionary and thread title search box at the top of the page and then scroll down, you'll be taken to several previous threads which discuss your question:).
     
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