Is the comparative for the word "safe" safer or more safe?
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Hi babayaga, The comparative form for “safe” is “safer”. But why? Because when your word has 1 or 2 syllables you should add “-er” at the end of it in order to form its comparative form. If you have further question or would like to book a lesson with me please do not hesitate to message me. :)
- Eleni SerdariTESOL/TEFL certified English teacher
The correct comparative form of the adjective safe is safer. We use the word more for longer adjectives which have more than two syllables, for example beautiful -more beautiful, comfortable - more comfortable etc.
One syllable means you add - er to the end 2 or 3 syllables means you add more
- Hamide_TeacherI'm Certified in English as a Second Language Teaching (ESL) to international Students.
Obviously it's " safer", Cause "safe" is one syllable, to make that comparative we should ad -er- and use than after that🤗
it is safer, because the word safe consists of 2 syllables. if there are 3 or mire syllables, then we use more+ the word
when the word is short, we use the -er Since safe is a short word it's safer
Hi babayaga The comparitive is safer
Hi babayaga, The comparative form of the adjective "safe" is safer. More safe is a somewhat common alternative comparative form of safe While both forms are used, “safer” is more common and more acceptable. Positive safe Comparative safer Superlative safest English has plenty of colloquial language that does not follow the set grammatical rules. Otherwise, the Rule of thumb (with a few exceptions though): 1 Syllable adjectives: add -er (or just -r if the word ends in e) 2 Syllables adjectives: if they end in -y, replace -y with -ier; if not, use "more.
Safe, safer, safest...the comparative is safer.