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Degree of Comparison

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  1. 1. Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
  2. 2. Comparatives of adjectives are formed with -er or with more.Superlatives are formed with -est or with most.Comparatives and superlatives of adverbs are normally formed with more and most, though there are some exceptions.
  3. 3. Adjectives of one syllable: add-er and -est:Strong stronger strongestWise wiser wisestDry drier driestHot hotter hottest
  4. 4. People grow older and wiser every day.
  5. 5. Some are irregular:Bad worse worstGood better bestFar further furthestFar farther farthestLittle less leastMuch more mostMany more most
  6. 6. Sunny weather is better than rainy weather. Stormy weather is definitely the worst.
  7. 7. Adjectives of two or more syllables take more and most except two- syllable adjectives which end in -y:Famous more famous most famousBeautiful more beautiful most beautifulFunny funnier funniest
  8. 8. Jaan is a famous musician in his village.Elvis Presley was one of the most famous rock musicians in the world.
  9. 9. Most adverbs take more and most:Easily more easily most easilyLoudly more loudly most loudly
  10. 10. I wake up easily, because my alarm clock rings loudly.My brother wakes up more easily, because his alarm clock rings more loudly.
  11. 11. Some are irregular:Well better bestBadly worse worst
  12. 12. Adverbs with the same form asadjectives form comparatives andsuperlatives in the same way asadjectives:Fast faster fastestEarly earlier earliestHard harder hardest
  13. 13. The horse is running fast.The sheep is running faster than the horse.The dog is running fastest.