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DEGREE OF COMPARISON

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DEGREE OF COMPARISON

  1. 1. DEGREE OF COMPARISON
  2. 2. There are three kinds of comparison: 1.Positive degree 2.Comparative degree 3.Superlative degree
  3. 3. A. Positive Degree → is used to compare two thinks that are equal. Examples  My book is as interesting as yours.  His car runs as fast as a race car.  Their house is as big as that one.
  4. 4. B. Comparative Degree → is used to compare two things that are not equal. Examples  Today is hotter than yesterday.  Bill runs faster than Bob.  This exercise is easier than the last one.  Andy works harder than his brother.
  5. 5.  This red dress is more comfortable than the white.  He speaks Spanish more fluently than I.  This year’s exhibit is more impressive than the last year’s.  He visits his family more frequently than she does.
  6. 6. C. Superlative Degree→ is used to compare one thing with two or more other things. Examples  John is the tallest boy in the family.  He works the hardest employee of all the employee in this office.  That was the most boring film I have ever seen.  Sally dances the most gracefully of all the participant.
  7. 7. NOTE * Use the form more + adjective for adjective ending in the following suffixes: -ed, -ful, -ing, -ish and ous (more useful, more boring, more cautious) * When an adjective ends in a consonant +y, change the y to i and add –er or - est (happy-happier/ the happiest, dry-drier/the driest) and for –some, - ow and add –er or -est (handsomer/the handsomest, narrower/the narrowest)
  8. 8. POSITIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLA TIVE Bad Far Good Little much/many Worse Farther Better Less More Worst Farthest Best Least Most
  9. 9. For example: 1. His behavior is as bad (bad) as his brother’s. 2. New York has the most (many) tall buildings of any city in the world. 3. She knits as good (good) as her mother. 4. Alisa plays the violin better (good) than the other violinist.
  10. 10. ASSIGNMENT
  11. 11. 1. Very few books are read_______Harry Potter by children. (a) as much as          (b) more than        (c) the most 2. Life in the desert is________than life in the mountains. (a) as dreary as         (b) the dreariest     (c) drearier 3. Honey is________medicine. (a) as good as           (b) better than        (c) the best 4. School days are________than college days. (a) as enjoyable as    (b) more enjoyable   (c) the most enjoyable 5. The coconut tree has_______any other tree. (a) as much uses as   (b) more uses than   (c) the most uses of
  12. 12. 6. Dogs are__________as dolphins. (a) as friendly          (b) more friendly          (c) the most friendly 7. No other country sells________umber of cellphones as India after America. (a) as many            (b) more                       (c) the most 8. Nursing is_________many other professions. (a) as noble as        (b) nobler than              (c) the most noble 9. Very few channels are watched by children_______the Cartoon Channel. (a) as much as        (b) more than               (c) the most 10. Black is the___________colour. (a) as dark as         (b) darker than              (c) darkest
  13. 13. THE END. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING
  14. 14. Prepared by: Ailyn N. Amrinto

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