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Penz
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:14:51 AM

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I grow happy/happier.
I grow happier/sadder


Which oneS in the alternatives are correct? And why?

Thank you.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:20:58 AM

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It depends on what you mean!

If you are not happy, then you can become happy.

If you are already happy, you can become happier.


Remember 'happier' is a comparative. Ie it is happier than something else. It has to have context, something you are comparing it with.

You can be happier than you were before.
You can be happier than another person.

But not 'happier' just by itself with no context. It has to be compared to something.

Penz
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:50:31 AM

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Thank you so much to you for helping me.

P. S. Have I used "to" correctly?
the Ford
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:06:55 AM

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You should have said: "Thank you so much for helping me". No need to repeat "you".
thar
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:07:03 AM

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"Thank you" is a fixed expression expressing gratitude.

I assume it originated as 'I thank you". You don't normally say that, though, you use the normal expression 'thank you'. It is sometimes written as one word - thankyou.

But because it was originally 'I thank you' it has a direct object "you".
So there is no need for an indirect object 'to you'.

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