This is part of a series by editor Barbara McNichol to provide tips for writing like a pro.
Ever heard someone say “his bucket is emptier (or more empty) than mine”?
How can something be emptier than empty?
The same holds true for all “absolute” words. In grammar, “absolute” means it can’t be compared. That is, you would never use “less” or “more” in front of these absolute words: [Read more…]