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    Grammar question:

    Worse vs Worst

    when, where, how?

    #2
    "Worse" is used when you compare things, right? (You are worse than your father)

    "Worst" is an absolute: there is no comparison (You are the worst player on this gym)

    Bear in mind that english is not my first language, I could be wrong.
    That civilisation may not sink,
    Its great battle lost,
    Quiet the dog, tether the pony
    To a distant post;
    Our master Caesar is in the tent
    Where the maps are spread,
    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
    A hand under his head.


    - W.B. Yeats

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      #3
      worse is used to compare things

      ex: the rash on my balls is worse than the hemmorhoids on my ass

      worst is generally used to qualify one thing

      ex: i took the worst smelling shit ever during lunch

      does that help any, i tried to use examples that you could relate to

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        #4
        Yes, Omega only got c's and b's in English.

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          #5
          Sounds right to me, good work boys!

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            #6
            The guy in Japan and the guy in Brazil have
            answered Omega's English grammar question correctly.
            The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
            - Pizdoff

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              #7
              I was at school!! I can point out that technically there is still an implied comparison.
              Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the fuck I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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                #8
                Originally posted by The Wastrel
                I was at school!! I can point out that technically there is still an implied comparison.
                I dare you! I double dare you!

                By the way, what is the damn difference between "than" and "then"? As I know, "than" is used for comparisons, while "then" is used to move on the phrase, right?
                That civilisation may not sink,
                Its great battle lost,
                Quiet the dog, tether the pony
                To a distant post;
                Our master Caesar is in the tent
                Where the maps are spread,
                His eyes fixed upon nothing,
                A hand under his head.


                - W.B. Yeats

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by WingChun Lawyer
                  "Worse" is used when you compare things, right? (You are worse than your father)

                  "Worst" is an absolute: there is no comparison (You are the worst player on this gym)

                  Bear in mind that english is not my first language, I could be wrong.
                  Worst is also a comparisson of many...


                  Tom is worse than Tim but Greg is the worst of the three.


                  Worst thread ever....

                  He is the worst fighter I have ever seen.

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                    #10
                    bad/worse/worst
                    good/better/best

                    "Worse/better" are comparatives, that is they compare the qualities of two things. "Worst/best" are superlatives, use these words when comparing more than two things.

                    However the most incorrectly used words by native speakers in the English language are "your" and "you're." "Your" refers to something you possess (e.g. Your skills are excellent), while "you're" is a contraction of "you are." (e.g. You're a great martial artist).

                    By the way, my grammar isn't the best either, so please don't flame me.

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                      #11
                      However the most incorrectly used words by native speakers in the English language are "your" and "you're."
                      When writing.
                      Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the fuck I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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                        #12
                        'than' is comparative i.e. TKD sucks more than a vaccum cleaner .

                        'then' is timebound i.e. I'll study TKD then I'll get my ass kicked

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                          #13
                          effect and affect used to be the ones that I messed up all the time, still do once in awhile actually

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                            #14
                            a common one to mess up is who vs. whom

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                              #15
                              Well, if I remember correctly, "effect" is a noun while "affect" is a verb. If that helps any. Also, when it comes to spoken English, either "who" or "whom" can be used. However, technically speaking, "who" replaces the subject while "whom" replaces the object.

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