In other cases, the speaker or writer has been deliberately vague, for example " Glasgow's miles better ".Being, noting, or pertaining to the intermediate degree of the comparison of adjectives, as better and more beautiful, the comparative forms of good and beautiful, and of adverbs, as nearer and more carefully, the comparative forms of near and mpare positive(def 21), superlative(def 2).Comparative coordination edit The syntax of comparatives can closely mirror the syntax of coordination.

Online Etymology Dictionary, 2010 Douglas Harper comparative in Culture comparative A form of an adjective indicating a greater degree of the quality that the adjective describes.Origin Late Middle English (in comparative (sense 3 of the adjective from Latin comparativus, from comparare to pair, match (see compare).7 It occurs when the focused constituent in the than -clause is not deleted because it is distinct from its counterpart in the main clause.

A new Anglo-Dutch benchmark estimate of comparative per capita income for the early nineteenth century would now be very useful.Comparative ellisis: A phrase structure analysis.