Hi! What's up with more fun and most fun vs. funner and funnest?
If you’re talking about “fun” as a noun, then it’s definitely “more fun” and “most fun,” e.g., I have more fun watching paint dry than memorizing vocabulary words.
If you’re talking about “fun” as an adjective, the answer is “funner" and "funnest”:
However, many grammarians and dictionaries point out that “fun” should used only as a noun in formal writing. Therefore, “funner" and "funnest" would be inappropriate. Here is the traditional explanation:
Since there are numerous words that mean “fun” (as an adjective), e.g., amusing, entertaining, use them instead in formal writing:
- The book is more entertaining than the movie.
- Your excuse is the most amusing thing I’ve heard all day.