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晴曦 asked in 社會及文化語言 · 6 years ago

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In the worksheet, it says 'we can ues politer than / more polite than' but my

teacher says 'we can only use more polite than'

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  • CYTC
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    6 years ago
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    Polite 是多音節形容詞, 所以在語法上是用 more polite than, the most polite.

    而在現代的英語中,其實兩者都可以使用,politer than 也比較常見,例如有以下的文章:

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/m...

    Jeffrey

    http://cytc-jeffrey.blogspot.hk

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  • 6 years ago

    “ … my teacher says 'we can only use more polite than'"

    ~ 你的老師是錯, polite 的 comparative form 有兩種寫法

    嚴格來說, 應該是 polite – politer (comparative) – politest (superlative)

    如果有懷疑, 最好不過是參考字典

    “more polite” sounds better than “politer”, 尤其美國人, 普羅大眾多用. 因此被接受, 牛津字典已經列 “more polite are most polite are also common”, 始終 politer, politest 是傳統的寫法. 特別是英國字典

    不是 2 syllables 的 adjectives 可以用 more + adjective, 要看什麼字

    例如:

    strong – stronger, 沒有 more strong than ….

    tidy, tidier, 沒有 more tidy than ….

    相反地,

    awful, more awful, 沒有 awfuler than ...

    afraid, more afraid.沒有 afraider than .

    類似 polite 有兩種 comparative form 的字, 還有 clever, stupid, common, subtle, … etc

    3 syllables 的 adjectives 多是用 more + adjective

    difficult – more difficult

    beautiful – more beautiful

    但是:

    stable – stabler, also “more stable”

    unhappy – unhappier

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    polite本身是兩個音節

    英文文法通常兩個或兩個以上的音節

    前面可加 more 變成比較級(或直接字尾加er, ier等)

    所以 polite 的比較級可以是 politer / more polite

    但是politer than是比較常見

    我亦很少聽到more polite than這個說法

    你可向你的老師提出疑問

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