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comparative form



NanG
Argentina

comparative form
 
Hi everyone !

I īm in doubt...

Is "shyer than" correctly spelled? Or should it be "shier than" as in "noisier" or "happier"?

If "shyer than" turns out to be correct , why is it so? 


Thanks in advance and kind regards !!

6 Jun 2012      



dr_confusion
Canada

It īs "shier than"  Wink

6 Jun 2012     



Adamantia1981
Greece

Dear NanG,

According to this   http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shy  both are considered correct.Smile

6 Jun 2012     



papadeli
Greece

6 Jun 2012     



NanG
Argentina

Thanks!!!   Big smile

6 Jun 2012     



Jorgelinaac
Argentina

Hello,
 
          As far as I am concerned, the correct form would be...shyer... because "shy" in the comparative or superlative form is an exception. While dry, funny, etc change the "y" for the "i", shy does not!
 
I hope it helps!
 
Have a nice day!
 
Jorgelina

7 Jun 2012