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The rule for comparatives goes : these common two-syllable adjectives, you can either add –er/–r
So both ways are acceptable.(as the rule states)

More common
More cruel
More gentle
More handsome
More likely
More narrow
More pleasant
More polite
More simple
More stupid

But which way would people really use with these words ?
Would people really say ''commoner'' ''pleasanter'' ?


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The rule for comparatives goes : these common two-syllable adjectives, you can either add –er/–r 
So both ways are acceptable.(as the rule states)

More common
More cruel
More gentle
More handsome
More likely	
More narrow
More pleasant
More polite
More simple
More stupid

But which way would people really use with these words ? 
Would people really say ''commoner''  ''pleasanter'' ?
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