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When fun is used as an adjective to modify a noun, what is its comparative form, funner or more fun?

Which is correct, a more fun place or a funner place?
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TeoWhen fun is used as an adjective to modify a noun, what is its comparative form, funner or more fun?

Which is correct, a more fun place or a funner place?

"funnier"
Fun as an attributive adjective is a relatively new and still informal usage.
Usage Note: The use of fun as an attributive adjective, as in a fun time, a fun place, probably originated in a playful reanalysis of the use of the word in sentences such as It is fun to ski, where fun has the syntactic function of adjectives such as amusing or enjoyable. The usage became popular in the 1950s and 1960s, though there is some evidence to suggest that it has 19th-century antecedents, but it can still raise eyebrows among traditionalists. The day may come when this usage is entirely unremarkable, but writers may want to avoid it in more formal contexts. ---dictionary.com

Both comparative forms probably should be avoided in formal situations. They are not yet securely part of the language.

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Funner is considered a misspelled word by Microsoft Word Spell Checker. Besides, a Google search found 115,000 results for a more fun and only 23,500 results for a funner. Although some people may use funner as the comparative of fun, I don't think funner is common or standard.



The world is getting to be a funner place.



I decided to let go a little, to sacrifice some income per hour for the sake of giving people a more fun ride and myself peace of mind.
Teo I don't think funner is common or standard.

I agree Teo, and it would not be a fun day in a future where it might become so.
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Teo
I don't think funner is common or standard.

I agree Teo, and it would not be a fun day in a future where it might become so.

And for me, the bottom line is: it sounds just horrid!
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Funner is considered a misspelled word by Microsoft Word Spell Checker. Besides, a Google search found 115,000 results for a more fun and only 23,500 results for a funner. Although some people may use funner as the comparative of fun, I don't think funner is common or standard.

Teo,
I hope you don't think that "more fun" (as an adjective) is standard just because "funner" isn't!
The use of "funner" and "funnest" are used only when the speaker intends to be funny. These are words to use when you are joking. They are words that make for a funner conversation.
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more fun
Hi,

As noted, it's non-standard. If you want to speak or write standard English, you'd need to rephrase it as something like 'more amusing' or 'more enjoyable'.

Best wishes, Clive
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