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Hi!

I have a question about less. I know that less or lesser can be the comparative form of little. But somewhere I saw a positive-comparative-superlative table, and there less is a positive, lesser the comparative, and least is the superlative form. I don't understand how can less have a comparative form, if it is already a comparative form of little? Can you help me please?

Thanks in advance!

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towel book 705I know that less or lesser can be the comparative form of little.

I wouldn't say that. "Lesser" is not a comparative form except when used as such before a participle: "a lesser-known poet". It is normally the antonym of "greater". The extinct lesser bilby was the smaller of the two species of bilby, the larger extant one being called the greater bilby.

towel book 705But somewhere I saw a positive-comparative-superlative table, and there less is a positive, lesser the comparative, and least is the superlative form.

That is incorrect. It's "little, less, least". Don't let the "-er" ending mislead you.