Usually, calmer (the comparative degree of calm) is used in a sentence. e.g. He is calmer than his brother. Here calmer is an adjective and adding to the meaning of noun. However we can use “more” with calm in certain situations. e.g.
calmer OR more calm To tell the truth I’ve already seen both ways, but if I think of my studies I just don’t understand why ‘more calm’ is also possible. It consists of just syllable, and I was taught that one syllable adjectives are formed with ‘er (or -r) in the comparative. Thank you for your reply.
It’s never wrong to use more plus an adjective. However, ‘calmer’ would be the more usual form.
Well conventionally since calm is only one syllable, calmer would be preferred over more calm. More calm is definitely in use though and is accepted as an alternative. Personally, I think it has something to do with the fact that calm can also be a noun.
I’m more calm of Baron. And I suggest we try to be a little more calm about it. Ladies and gentlemen, the budget review was the cause of great anxiety, but the way in which it was presented by the Commissioner was so clever that we have become more calm and content. Are you something that’s a little more calm, reserved, conservative?
How to Be Calmer or More Calm Person??? “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
a) But, she feels more calm than ever. b) But she feels calmer than ever. c) But she feels calm – more than ever. I think the third one is a little more narrative, if it’s correct at all. Why I don’t think you can say calmer more than ever is basically, because, at least to me, it sounds as if you’re saying more calm more than ever.
Calm definition, without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea. See more.