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So this question arises from the fact that I know "funner" is not a word. the appropriate phrase is "more fun." However, when using "pretty" can one say "prettier" or is it supposed to be "more pretty?"
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But is it incorrect to say "more pretty"?
Hi,

'Fun' is a noun, so you can say 'more fun/wisdom/pleasure'. If you want an adjective then form it from fun => funny. Then you can use comparative and superlative degrees full throttle: 'funnier, funniest'.

As for 'pretty', remember the rule: All monosyllabic adjectives and disyllabic adjectives ending in -y and -er (with a few exceptions, like 'narrow' et al.) form degrees of comparison by adding -er and -est, for example, bigger, narrower, prettier, cleverer. All the other disyllabic and polysyllabic adjectives form degrees of comparison with more and most, for example, 'more/most beautiful', 'more/most stupid'.

If it helps,

Slava
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Can I also say more pretty if I want to?
You sure can :-)
Here is the clip from American Heritage:

Usage Note: The use of fun as an attributive adjective, as ina 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.
So if "fun" is to be avoided as an adjective, certainly its comparitive and superlative forms are even more to be avoided. "funner" "funnest" are not in my working vocabulary!
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But funnier and funniest are cool! (There is a poem somewhere here to be had.)
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Well, if funner and funnest catch on, they will become part of our dynamic and ever-changing English language. Who knows how our English-speaking great-great-great-great-great-great grandkids will be speaking? Our language might seem as odd to them as Chaucer does to us...
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Im half joking when I ask; has anyone here seen the movie Idiocracy?
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