comparison: much, far etc with comparatives

  • We cannot use very with comparatives. Instead, we use much or far.
      My boyfriend is much/far older than me.
      (NOT . . . very older than me.)
      Russian is much/far more difficult than Spanish.
  • We can also modify comparatives with very much, a lot, lots, any, no,
    rather, a little, a bit.
      very much nicer
      a lot happier rather more quickly
      a little less expensive
      a bit easier
      Is your mother any better?
      She looks no older than her daughter.