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Degrees of comparison

  2. 2. DEGREES OF COMPARISONOF ADJECTIVESDegrees of comparison of adjective is anadjective which is used to clarify thedifference between two objects ornouns.
  3. 3. Positive degreeof comparisonof adjectiveKINDS OF DEGREESCOMPARISON OFADJECTIVEComparativedegree ofcomparisonof adjectiveSuperlative degreeof comparisonof adjective
  4. 4. POSITIVE DEGREE OF COMPARISON OFADJECTIVE• is the base form of the adjective. It comparestwo things• Pattern : as adjective as• Example :1. Odysseus, the King of Ithaca is smart.Daedalus, father of Icarus is also smart. Odysseus, the King of Ithaca is as smart asDaedalus, father of Icarus.
  5. 5. Exercise• Make a sentence using positive degree ofcomparison of adjective based on the picturegiven ! Do it with your partner !• 1.Odysseus Beowulf
  6. 6. • 2.Helen of Troy Penelope
  7. 7. COMPARATIVE DEGREE OFCOMPARISON OF ADJECTIVE “Comparative degree” of adjectives: the form used tocompare one noun with one noun two, usually assisted by theword “than.” Pattern:Example:1. Agamemnon, a son of Atreus, is 40 years oldMenelaus, a younger brother of Agamemnon, is 38years old.Agamemnon, a son of Atreus, is older thanMenelaus, a younger brother of Agamemnon.1. .... er + than2. more ..... + than
  8. 8. 2. Penelope , a queen of Ithaca, was faithful toOdysseus although he left her for twentyyears, on the other hand, Clytemnestra, thedaughter of Tyndareus, had seduced withAegisthus during the absence of herhusband, Agamemnon.Penelope, a queen of Ithaca, is morefaithful than Clytemnestra, the daughter ofTyndareus
  9. 9. THE RULE OF COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVEDEGREE OF COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVE1 or 2 syllables  +er or +est• Bigger  biggest• Adjectives ending• –er,-le,- y,-ow, -e(clever, simple, happy, yellow, handsome)2 or more syllables  +moreor + most• Beautiful  more beautiful most beautiful• expensive  moreexpensive  mostexpensive
  10. 10. Irregular Comparative and SuperlativeFormsgood better bestbad worse worstlittle less leastmuchmanysomemore mostfar further furthest
  11. 11. Exercise Make a sentence using comparative degree ofcomparison of adjective based on the picturegiven ! Do it with your partner ! 1. Apollo (God of Light) Hephaestus (God of Fire)
  12. 12.  2Zeus Ares (God of War)
  13. 13.  “Superlative degree” of adjectives: the formused to compare more than twonouns, usually preceded by the word “the.” Pattern:Example :1. Being the Goddess of love andbeauty, Aphrodite, a daughter of Zeus andDione, is the most beautiful goddesses ofall.2. Daedalus, who could make a labyrinth forKing Minos, is the cleverest man in Greece.The + most +adjective+ ofThe + most+adjective+ noun +in
  14. 14. 1. In the morning, as usual, the Bishop ofDigne said that beautiful things in hisgarden were as meaningful as usefulthings.2. Monsieur Madeleine, as a Mayor ofMontreuil, soon became the owner of thefinest house over on the other side of thesquare in town.
  15. 15. 3. There was a sight which was more majesticthan the sky inside of Jean Valjean’s soul.4. The policeman, who caught Jean Valjean,was angrier than the Bishop of Digne whenthey found in Jean Valjean’s sack.5. In fact, Madam Magloire, the servant of theBishop of Digne, was as glad asMademoiselle Baptistine to receive JeanValjean, who was an ex-convict, in theBishop’s house.