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Can I say,

(a) The rose is more beautiful.
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Vincent TeoCan I say,(a) The rose is more beautiful.

We don't use the comparative "more" without at least an implied comparison. You could say, "This is a most beautiful rose!" "The rose is more beautiful than any other flower."

Or, choosing at the florist's: "So, do you think you'd like the orchid? (reply) "The rose is more beautiful."
I totally agree with Avangi. Just to make sure I get it right, please verify the following use is correct.

A man holding a rose sees a lady with a rose in her grocery bag and says, 'Your rose is more beautiful'.

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Hi N2g,

Yes, that's an excellent example.
AvangiYou could say, "This is a most beautiful rose!"
Just a note. It should be "This is THE most beautiful rose!"
Avangi
Vincent TeoCan I say,(a) The rose is more beautiful.

We don't use the comparative "more" without at least an implied comparison. You could say, "This is a most beautiful rose!" "The rose is more beautiful than any other flower."

Or, choosing at the florist's: "So, do you think you'd like the orchid? (reply) "The rose is more beautiful."

Shouldn't it be 'This is the most beautiful rose!'?

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Vincent TeoCan I say,(a) The rose is more beautiful.
We don't use the comparative "more" without at least an implied comparison. You could say, "This is a most beautiful rose!" "The rose is more beautiful than any other flower."
Or, choosing at the florist's: "So, do you think you'd like the orchid? (reply) "The rose is more beautiful."
Shouldn't it be 'This is the most beautiful rose!'?
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Saying "This is a most beautiful rose" means the same thing as "This is a very beautiful rose".
Yes, yes, i agree.
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