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Old December 16, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Which one is correct, though?

And thanks for the link.



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I've just studied that I can say both commoner or more common. Usually I say 'more common', but when I was writing my sentence, I realized that I had already written 'common' and so I just added '-er'
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Old December 16, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Floja.
¿Por qué me llamas floja? Por cierto, ¿qué es floja? ¿Vaga?
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Old December 16, 2009, 11:48 AM
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¿Por qué me llamas floja? Por cierto, ¿qué es floja? ¿Vaga?
Correcto, tercera acepción en el RAE.
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Old December 16, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Correcto, tercera acepción en el RAE.
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Which one is correct, though?
Both.
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Old December 16, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Both.
In BrE, right?
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In BrE, right?
And AmE. COCA gives 225 instances of "commoner" (to 2319 of "more common").
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And AmE. COCA gives 225 instances of "commoner" (to 2319 of "more common").
Ah, see?

When I used it, or the few times I tried to use it in the beginning I was corrected to "more common".

And then again http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commoner

Which reinforces my usage.
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The fourth entry is "common", adjective.
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The fourth entry is "common", adjective.
I saw it.

At that time I was "corrected" a couple of times and I desisted in using it like that.
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