Comparing a list of adjectives

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Comparing a list of adjectives

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Hello there.

I can't focus on anything right now because this questions keeps popping up in my head:

If I'm comparing something using more than one adjective, what is the rule for mixing MORE and ER in the sentence?

For example:

"Brian is intelligent, tall, funny and reliable".

If I use these characteristics to compare him to Alexander, who is not as good as him, is there a specific way to say it?


"Brian is taller, funnier, more intelligent and reliable than Alexander"
or
"Brian is more intelligent, reliable, funnier and taller than Alexander"
or yet
"Brian is more intelligent, reliable, funny and tall than Alexander"


I know the rules about when to use MORE and ER and etc. But not so sure how to use it when we're making a mixed list of adjactives.
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Re: Comparing a list of adjectives

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I would suggest:

Brian is taller, funnier, more intelligent and more reliable than Alexander.
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