Tutto era migliore nel passato.

Everything was better in the past.I’m not the best in grammar (in any language) but I thought you had to use ‘meglio’ instead of ‘migliore’ when used with a verb?
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Seems like DeepL agrees with me.

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I’m in the same boat. I would also have put meglio. This actually reads “Everything was the best in the past”. Hmm!

Regards…

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I think migliore is OK. It’s true that essere is a verb, but it works as a copula, so it’s naturally followed by an adjective. Contrast this with “Io dormivo meglio nel passato”. On the other hand, I don’t think meglio is wrong here, just more colloquial.

Disclaimer: I’m not a native speaker.

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There is no error, grammatically, in saying “Tutto era migliore nel passato”. “Migliore” is an adjective, and in this case it is associated with a copula to “Tutto”.

I think however it is more natural, or more common, to say “meglio” in this case.

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Thanks Mike-lima, I so often confuse the two, it’s good to know I quite often get it right:-)