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Double comparatives


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.

3 Nov 2010      

Mariethe House

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

3 Nov 2010     


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     


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

3 Nov 2010     


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     


Thank you! :)

3 Nov 2010