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G. g. mmg. rtal). g. prelly - pnt/ier - prettiest; simple - simpler - si mpks; narrow - nerrotrer - norrow(sl : or th at have t he stress on the last syllable, eg. poiite - politer - politest. (el W ith certain frequentl y-used disyllabic adjectives that have their stress on t he first syllable: quiel - quieter - quicust: pItasa'lt -puaso'JUr - pltasontest; handsome - htJ ndsomerha ndsomest ; commo n - COMmon,r - t ammOllfst; nonow narrower - na rrowest . Method (2) is used: (a) With mos t disyllabic adjec tives wit h the accent on t he first syllabl e.
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