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Double comparatives



Sorcha
Portugal

Double comparatives
 
I īve got a doubt and I wonder if someone can help clarifying it.

Adjective: well-paid (long adjective)
Comparative: more well-paid or better paid

so when using the double comparative I assume both
"some jobs are becoming more and more well-paid" or "some jobs are becoming better and better-paid" are possible. Am I right?

Thanks a lot.
Sorcha

3 Nov 2010      



Mariethe House
France

better paid!  better known / better dressed/
well is the adjective and should take the comparative form: better

3 Nov 2010     



Apodo
Australia

I would use:
 
some jobs are becoming more and more well paid.
 
some jobs are becoming much better paid
 
some jobs are becoming much more well paid
 
I wouldn īt use better and better paid, but the pay for some jobs is getting better and better.
 
 
 

3 Nov 2010     



el_profe55
Argentina

I would use the first one, the other one sounds  a bit strange!!! 

3 Nov 2010     



NanG
Argentina

I would say more and more well-paid. As I would also say more and more good-looking.

Isn īt it the same "rule" ?

=)


3 Nov 2010     



Sorcha
Portugal

Thank you! :)

3 Nov 2010