Comparative - Absolute Comparative

Absolute Comparative

A number of fixed expressions use a comparative form where no comparison is being asserted, such as higher education or younger generation.

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Absolute Comparative - Greater/lesser
... adjectives may at first sight appear as a kind of null comparative, when as is usual, they are cited without their opposite counterpart ... (or adverbial constructs), so losing their comparative connotation ... London versus the City of London, or Greater New York versus New York City, it is not part of the "comparative" in the grammatical sense this article describes ...

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