My head will be freer again

Arcona

Senior Member
German
Hello,

I was wondering if you could use the comparative of "free" in this way:
"I hope after the exams my head will be freer again."
Somehow "freer" sounds odd to me, but that is just a personal feeling, maybe there is nothing wrong with it. Is my sentence ok?

Thank you
 
  • Lun-14

    Banned
    Hindi
    Hi Donny,

    I think in your example I'd have said "...my head will be clearer again".
    Why is comparative degree here? Why cannot I just say: "...my head will be free/clear again."

    Thank you.
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Why is comparative degree here? Why cannot I just say: "...my head will be free/clear again."
    Saying "My head will be free again would sound a bit weird" but clear would work.

    I assume Arcona was just making a comparison - conveying the idea that having finished the exams and freed her head of all the things she needed to remember, it would be clearer than it was before.
     
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