Clearer, clearly is the comparative degree made in a similar manner as many other adjectives that end with -er and -est in comparative and superlative forms. For example, thicker, weaker, sharper, colder, darker etc…
· Thanks to your notes, I am clearer with the concepts now than I was before.
There are some words that aren’t satisfied just by adding -er to make comparatives. They want something ‘more’. These are the words with multisyllables. For example, more beautiful, more horrible, more careful etc…
Even though clear has only one syllable, the word ‘more clear’ is in usage for a long time now, and though we don’t know how it came into existence, as of today, it is perfectly valid. You can always replace clearer in all the above examples with more clear.
· Thanks to your notes, I am more clear with the concepts now than I was before.
You may not be totally convinced with this replacement, but it is grammatically correct. Also, even if you are not fully satisfied, read the second example, you might feel much better. In the second example, the usage of ‘more clear’ looks perfectly appropriate. This could be because the sentence has a more formal tone.
Here, both the sentences are correct.
See the difference in both sentences. The second sentence is grammatically incorrect. If we replace the word make with “express”, the second sentence would be correct while the first one will become incorrect.
Clearly, clearer is more clear in terms of the natural choice based on the syllable rule of grammar. However, we can use ‘more clear’ as well, especially for formal tones or talks, which is perfectly fine!