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DELL YOUTH LEARNING
DEGREES OF COMPARISON

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Degrees of Comparison

Are used when we compare one person or one thing with
another.
There are three Degrees of Compariso...
Let us see all of them one by one.
1. Positive degree.
When we speak about only one person or thing, We use the Positive
d...
2. Comparative degree.

When we compare two persons or two things with each other,
We use both the Positive degree and Com...
3. Superlative degree:
When we compare more than two persons or things with one
another,
We use all the three Positive, Co...
Few adjectives and adverbs get their Comparative forms by simply
getting “more” before them.

Beautiful..........more beau...
Few adjectives and adverbs get their Comparative forms by simply adding
“er” after them and their superlative terms, by ad...
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  1. 1. Dell Youth Learning Implemented by Learning Links Foundation 1 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  2. 2. DEGREES OF COMPARISON www.learninglinksindia.org
  3. 3. Degrees of Comparison Are used when we compare one person or one thing with another. There are three Degrees of Comparison in English. They are: 1. Positive degree. 2. Comparative degree. 3. Superlative degree. 3 www.learninglinksindia.org
  4. 4. Let us see all of them one by one. 1. Positive degree. When we speak about only one person or thing, We use the Positive degree. Examples: • This house is big. In this sentence only one noun “The house” is talked about. • He is a tall student. • This flower is beautiful. • He is an intelligent boy. Each sentence mentioned above talks about only one noun. 4 www.learninglinksindia.org
  5. 5. 2. Comparative degree. When we compare two persons or two things with each other, We use both the Positive degree and Comparative degree. Examples: A horse can run faster than a dog. 5 www.learninglinksindia.org
  6. 6. 3. Superlative degree: When we compare more than two persons or things with one another, We use all the three Positive, Comparative and Superlative degrees. Examples: The elephant is the largest of all land animals. The giraffe is the tallest of all animals. 6 www.learninglinksindia.org
  7. 7. Few adjectives and adverbs get their Comparative forms by simply getting “more” before them. Beautiful..........more beautiful..........most beautiful Effective……….more effective………most effective Effectively………more effectively……….most effectively Enjoyable………….more enjoyable……….most enjoyable Useful……………….more useful………..most useful 7 www.learninglinksindia.org
  8. 8. Few adjectives and adverbs get their Comparative forms by simply adding “er” after them and their superlative terms, by adding “est” after them. Hard……………..harder……………..hardest Big……………….bigger…………….biggest Tall……………..taller……………tallest Long………………longer………………longest Short……………..shorter……………….shortest Costly…………………costlier……………costliest 8 www.learninglinksindia.org
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