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Degree Of Comparison - English Grammar - English Free Test

Degree Of Comparison - English Grammar - English Free Test


Adjectives change in form to show comparison,they are called Degree Of Comparison.

Type of Degree Of Comparison

POSITIVE DEGREE
COMPARATIVE DEGREE
SUPERLATIVE DEGREE

John is a tall boy.
John is taller than Ancy.
John is tallest of them all.

In the first sentence it explains only that, John is a tall boy. Here John is not compared with any others. In such cases, when adjective is used with out any comparison to other nouns we call it as POSITIVE DEGREE.


In the second sentence the adjective is used for comparison between two people, such cases when adjective is used for comaprison of two person,thing we call it as COMPARATIVE DEGREE.
  • In Comparative Degree use 'than' after the adjectives.
    taller than
    greater than
  • In third sentence the comparison is between more than two people,such case we say it as SUPERLATIVE DEGREE.

    NOTE :

    If ' er ' is added to Adjectives(positive) then Comaparative degree is formed and when ' est ' is added to Adjectives(positive) then Superlative degree is formed.

    POSITIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
    clever
    long
    high
    great
    sweet
    young
    tall
    cleverer
    longer
    higher
    greater
    sweeter
    younger
    taller
    cleverest
    longest
    highest
    greatest
    sweetest
    youngest
    tallest

    If positive ends in 'e' add 'r' and 'st' to form comparative and superlative.

    POSITIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
    large
    wise
    white
    brave
    pure
    fine
    able
    larger
    wiser
    whiter
    braver
    purer
    finer
    abler
    largest
    wisest
    whitest
    bravest
    purest
    finest
    ablest

    We can add more and most before adjective to form comparative and superlative.

    POSITIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
    beautiful
    useful
    famous
    difficult
    important
    honest
    powerful
    more beautiful
    more useful
    more famous
    more difficult
    more important
    more honest
    more powerful
    most beautiful
    most useful
    most famous
    most difficult
    most important
    most honest
    most powerful

    If positive ends in 'y' add 'er' and 'est' to form comparative and superlative after changing 'y' to 'i'.

    POSITIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
    lovely
    wealthy
    holy
    easy
    happy
    heavy
    healthy
    lovelier
    wealthier
    holier
    easier
    happier
    heavier
    healthier
    loveliest
    wealthiest
    holiest
    easiest
    happiest
    heaviest
    healthiest

    For some adjectives that ends mainly with 'd, g, t, m, n' to form comparative and superlative, add the last letter twice and then add 'er' and 'est'.

    POSITIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
    red
    sad
    big
    hot
    fat
    dim
    thin
    redder
    sadder
    bigger
    hotter
    fatter
    dimmer
    thinner
    reddest
    saddest
    biggest
    hottest
    fattest
    dimmest
    thinnest

    For some adjectives(positive) form comparative and superlative that are entirely different from the positive form '.

    POSITIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE
    late
    good
    bad
    much
    near
    little
    many
    later, latter
    better
    worse
    more
    nearer
    less, lesser
    more
    latest, last
    best
    worst
    most
    nearest, next
    least
    most

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