Degrees of Comparison

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Degrees of Comparison

  1. 1. Degree of Comparison
  2. 2. There are three Degrees ofComparison in English.1. Positive degree2. Comparative degree3. Superlative degree
  3. 3. Positive Degree• We use the Positive degree when wespeak about only one person or thing.Example:• Lebron James is tall.• The house is big.• This flower is beautiful.
  4. 4. Comparative Degree• We use the Comparative degree whenwe compare two persons or two thingswith each other.Example:• Yao Ming is taller than Lebron James.• This house is bigger than that one.• She is nicer than him.
  5. 5. Superlative Degree• We use the Superlative degree when wecompare more than two persons or thingswith one another.• It is the highest degree of the quality.Example:• Peter is the smartest boy in class.• Alice is the sweetest girl in the neighborhood.• The blue whale is the largest of all animals.
  6. 6. Degree of Comparison1. Adjectives of one syllable• Adjectives of one syllable add -er and -est.• Adjectives ending on e just add -r and -st.• Some adjectives double the final consonant.Adjective Comparative Superlativesmallwarmoldnicebigsmallerwarmeroldernicerbiggersmallestwarmestoldestnicestbiggest
  7. 7. Degree of Comparison2. Adjectives of two syllables• Some adjectives of two syllables add -er and -est.• For adjectives ending in y‘ – cut y then add -ier and-iest.• Adjectives ending in -ful, -less, -ing, -ed use more andmost.• Some other adjectives of two syllables use more andmost (modern, famous, normal, correct, ...).Adjective Comparative Superlativenarrowhappyusefulboringmodernnarrowerhappiermore usefulmore boringmore modernnarrowesthappiestmost usefulmost boringmost modern
  8. 8. Degree of Comparison3. Adjectives of three or more syllables• Adjectives of three or more syllables usemore and most.Adjective Comparative Superlativebeautifuldangerousexcitingmore beautifulmore dangerousmore excitingmost beautifulmost dangerousmost exciting
  9. 9. Degree of Comparison4. Irregular adjectives• You will have to memorize these.Adjective Comparative Superlativegood (well)badlittlemuch, manyfarlateoldbetterworselessmorefarther, furtherlaterolder, elderbestworstleastmostfarthestlast, latestolder, oldest
  10. 10. Degree of Comparison4. Irregular adjectives• You will have to memorize these.Adjective Comparative Superlativegood (well)badlittlemuch, manyfarlateoldbetterworselessmorefarther, furtherlaterolder, elderbestworstleastmostfarthestlast, latestolder, oldest

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