sorer v. more sore

Hi All, Which is correct "sorer" or "more sore"? Since sorer is an actual word, I'm thinking it is correct and would be in any case and that I would not want to use "more" whatever. Thanks for your help!

I joined not too long ago and it's my first time posting. I usually always find the answer here!

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Hello, Lisa, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

We're glad you decided to make a post. Yes, "sorer" can correctly be used as the comparative form of "sore":

  • I think my leg is sorer today than it was yesterday.

However, it is also possible to use "more sore." Indeed, "more sore" is even more common than "sorer" in a sentence like this:

  • My leg feels even more sore today.

But "sorer" could be used in that sentences as well. As often happens, English speakers are able to choose between different words and phrases.

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