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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  04/ABR/2011 8:40 PM
Assunto:  Ruder or more rude?
 
Mensagem: 

  1) Is that a competition to know who is more rude?
  2) Is that a competition to know who is ruder?

 

   To me, in general ruder would go along with "than" and in a comparative sentence, comparing one to another:   "A is ruder than B."

   So, more rude in your example would do fine, at least to my thinking.

 

 

 

   However, in a non-prototypical  comparative construction it could have the "more rude':    John is more rude than insensitive.  Here comparing two adjectives of (the same) John.

 

   http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Comparative+constructions+in+English+(1).-a0145929560

 

 

 


 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Ruder or more rude?  –  deiviss  04/ABR/2011, 6:58 AM
Ruder or more rude?  –  Oicram_Oiroso  04/ABR/2011, 7:17 AM
Ruder or more rude?  –  Melissa  04/ABR/2011, 12:39 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  José Roberto  04/ABR/2011, 6:39 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  Melissa  04/ABR/2011, 6:52 PM
 Ruder or more rude?  –  PPAULO  04/ABR/2011, 8:40 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  PPAULO  04/ABR/2011, 8:43 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  José Roberto  04/ABR/2011, 10:35 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  PPAULO  04/ABR/2011, 11:14 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  Deiviss  05/ABR/2011, 12:37 AM
Ruder or more rude?  –  PPAULO  05/ABR/2011, 1:06 AM
Ruder or more rude?  –  Oicram_Oiroso  05/ABR/2011, 8:25 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  Marfo  07/ABR/2011, 9:27 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  Marfo  07/ABR/2011, 9:34 PM
Ruder or more rude?  –  Marfo  07/ABR/2011, 9:35 PM

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