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Quoting Tristan McLeay <[log in to unmask]>:

> On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Ian Spackman wrote:
>
> > At 22:54 19/07/03, Doug Dee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > >I'm not sure that it's accurate to say that "fun" was a noun and not an
> > >adjective for people within, say, the last century.
>
> I'd always wondered why 'fun' apparently broken the rule that monosyllabic
> adjectives tend to form the comparative and superlative with -er and -est.
> I've always used and heard it formed with 'more/most' unless someone was
> being funny. I don't think it works as a noun for me, and I can hardly
> think of a case where it could only be analysed as a noun. Such a useage
> would be interesting.

"X is great fun", perhaps? "Great" cannot normally modify an adjective, at
least in the variant I was taught.

                                                   Andreas