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längere versus lange [duplicate]

A German text I am reading has the following sentences: “Wenn der DAX über längere Zeit steigt, dann geht es der Börse in Deutschland gut. Wenn er längere Zeit fällt, geht es der Börse schlecht. “ ...
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Komparativ von “daneben” (umgangssprachlich)

Vor Kurzem wurde mir so etwas Ähnliches gesagt wie Patricks Aussage war völlig daneben. wobei daneben die umgangssprachliche Bedeutung "nicht passend zur Situation" hatte. Ich wollte dann sagen, ...
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Kann “grundlegend” im Komparativ oder Superlativ verwendet werden?

In meiner Bachelorarbeit hatte ich gerade die Situation, dass ich über ein Softwareprodukt in seiner minimalsten Ausführung sprechen möchte. Intuitiv kam mir dabei in den Sinn, das wie folgt zu ...
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Simple question regarding “Der Kasus & spezifische Anzahl eines Nomens nach Vergleichswort wie”

The case remains the same with the one in the main sentence (Hauptsatz), depending on what it refers to does it not? Ich helfe meiner Mutter lieber als meinem Bruder (als ich meinem Bruder helfe). ...
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What is the German equivalent of “at that” as in “a weak A2, at that”?

There is a very peculiar English phrase/fragment that is used to express the feeling that something is a weak case of something. It's as if you are warning emphatically the person you are speaking ...
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Difference Between “langer” and “länger”

What's the difference between "langer" and "länger"? Google Translate returns "longer" for both?
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Do the vowels of all monosyllabic adjectives change into »umlaut« in comparative / superlative form?

I've heard that the monosyllabic adjectives – that is: adjectives which only consist of one syllable – take an umlaut in their comparative and superlative forms. Is that true as a general rule?
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Infinitive and use of “dass” in a sentence

Is this sentence grammaticality correct? "Denkst du dass, es besser ist, allein zu sein als zusammen zu sein?" Or is it better to say; "Denkst du, allein zu sein ist besser als zusammen zu sein?"
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Am wichtigsten usage

I wanted to frame a sentence with "Most importantly" Can I use "Am Wichtigsten ist" or "vor allem sollte"? I am not sure which one is the correct solution. For example, I want to convey in a letter ...
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Is “am einmaligsten” a valid superlative

I found someone writing Der einmaligste Kuchen, den du jemals gesehen hast. For me as a German this sounds strange. Is there really a comparative or even a superlative for einmalig? I mean, ...
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Why and when is the comparative degree used to express the opposite?

Looking at adjectives like "alt", "jung", "lang", "kurz" and their respective comparative degree "älter", etc. I get the impression that their sense is inversed. Like in "älteres Auto"/older car, the ...