Saturday, 24 December 2016

comparison of adjectives

The comparison of two things or people will took place in three different ways


1) when the two things are almost equal
2) when the two things are different
3) when we compare more than two things or people

case 1: When the two things or people are equal in some way, then we use as...as with an adjective

case 2: When we want to say how two things or people are different from each other, we use                -er form of an adjective.

case 3: When we want to compare more than two things or persons, then we use -est form of an      adjective

 FORMS OF ADJECTIVES 

POSITIVE      COMPARATIVE           SUPERLATIVE

CLEVER              CLEVERER                CLEVEREST
POOR                 POORER                    POOREST
DARK                 DARKER                    DARKEST
LONG                  LONGER                    LONGEST
HIGH                  HIGHER                     HIGHEST
TALL                   TALLER                      TALLEST
OLD                     OLDER                       OLDEST
BIG                     BIGGER                      BIGGEST
FAT                     FATTER                      FATTEST
HOT                    HOTTER                      HOTTEST
WET                    WETTER                      WETTEST
THIN                  THINNER                     THINNEST
BRAVE                BRAVER                       BRAVEST
LUCKY                LUCKIER                     LUCKIEST
LOVELY               LOVELIER                   LOVELIEST

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the following adjectives will have more and most as prefixes
BEAUTIFUL  MORE BEAUTIFUL MOST BEAUTIFUL
HONEST       MORE HONEST       MOST HONEST
POPULAR     MORE POPULAR     MOST POPULAR
DIFFICULT   MORE DIFFICULT   MOST DIFFICULT 


NOTE: 'THE' is used before superlative degree
            'than' is used after the comparative          degree 

 
 some examples.........

* a lion is bigger than a cheetah
* honey is sweeter than sugar
* a giraffe is taller than an elephant
* a swan is more beautiful than a duck
* The Ganga is the longest river in India
  




1 comment:

  1. Great blog for the people who are learning English and are at the early stages. I loved your blog and thank you for helping people with their grammar.

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