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  • Figure 1. Percent of periphrastic and inflectional forms of adjective comparison in Late Middle, Early Modern and Modern English.
  • A periphrastic construction using a prepositional phrase beginning with " of ": " the door of the house ".
  • We will argue in 4 that this may be evidence for the origin of the periphrastic forms in written registers.
  • Adjectives with three or more syllables are nearly always of the periphrastic type.
  • More periphrastic comparatives occur in writing than in speech whereas in speech the reverse is true.

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