March 31, 2010
One of the little things that bugs me these days, as if I didn't have enough, is the misuse of the word "more". For some reason, the radio ads I hear are full of it. People say things like "It's going to get more hot tomorrow", instead of "It's going to get hotter." Or, "No thanks, I couldn't get more full," or worse, "I couldn't get more fuller."
When you can use the ending "er" with a word to increase its amount, quantity or degree, you don't need the adjective "more" as a modifier. That was 6th grade English, as I remember. Anyway, it's just something I notice as people talk. There are long standing English grammar rules to handle those kinds of things.
And it doesn't make you any more smart if you don't know them.