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DEGREES OF COMPARISON

DEGREES OF COMPARISON-GLOBAL ENGLISH CREATIVITY
A Degree in English grammar associates with the level as well as the intensity of an Adjectives or Adverbs. Grammatically, they are known as Degrees of Adjectives. A qualitative comparison is systematically presented with the help of Degrees.


Look at the following examples-

  Degree is an easy topic. (Positive)
  Degree is easier than Voices. (Comparative)
  Degree is the easiest topic in grammar. (Superlative)

Obviously, adjectives have three different forms to show the Degrees of Comparison.

 

POSITIVE DEGREE

A Positive Degree is the state of adjective presented in a simple and normal way, without comparison. Only the presence of quality is shown here. Sometimes, similar quality is equally shown, directly or indirectly between two different Nouns. Positive Degree doesn’t require to change the form of adjective.

John is a clever boy in the class.
Smith is as tall as his father.
My father was a teacher.
Dave is not so brilliant as you.
He is not so skillful as you.
Mumbai is the crowded city in India.
Students are as curious as teachers.
It is not as easy to act as we decide.
Justin was not so active as his father.
Daniel is looking as handsome as his father.
She was as humble and compassionate as her father.
They were so jealous of his success.
He is not so talkative as his brother.
Mary is as cool as ice by nature.
John has a muscular body as he works out hard.
David is so intelligent as his elder brother.
It’s really icy cold.
Jane is not as gorgeous as Elizabeth.
No other man is as great as him.
The auditorium was so crowded.
She works as much as her mother works in the kitchen.
That second wave of Covid-19 was so pathetic.
Those boys are really so outstanding in their performance.
You have a very lustrous future.
Her contribution to literature is simply commendable.
We spoke in as much loud voice as we could.
He was so furious over the matter.
Learning is an ever-going process.
Material pleasures are short-lived.
The gait of that model was so elegant.
He fought as bravely as a lion on the battlefield.
Clara was so broken-hearted at the news.
That man is financially challenged, we must help him.
He ran as fast as he could in the race.
The coffee was piping-hot.
It was so frosty in the morning.
I had such a bad dream last night.
My mother is so loving and caring.
Robert is as tall as Peter.

 

COMPARATIVE DEGREE

A Comparative Degree is the state of adjective presented to compare between two Nouns. There is a comparison regarding a particular quality. We find the amount of quality different in two things or persons. Comparative Degree requires to change the form of adjective.

Jessica is cleverer than Linda.
Edward is wiser than Brian.
My house is bigger than my friend.
A rose is more beautiful than jasmine.
The earth is larger than the moon.
Physics is more difficult than Biology.
You are not wiser than your father.
Katherine is two years older than Carolyn.
He is better player than Patrick.
Cat runs faster than dog.
Tom is better-looking than John.
She is more hard-working than her brothers.
Mumbai seems to be hotter than other cities in Maharashtra.
He is quicker than any other boy in the class as far as homework is concerned.
That sofa cushion was softer and more comfortable than this.
Maria is more perfect and polite in her manners than her husband.
Our villa is larger than theirs.
You play chess better than I do.
She has longer hair than her sister has.
This hand-bag is less expensive than that one.
The roof of your house is higher than that of the neighbouring house.
Your cellphone is heavier than mine.
Roger is more selfish and cunning than Joseph.
I am lazier than you in this respect.
My hand-writing is worse than yours.
This question paper looks easier than the previous one.
She was less comfortable with her new friends than the old ones.
This movie is more boring than we watched earlier.
You had better keep mum than talk rubbish.
My kids are younger than yours.
She has been more successful in career than her elder sister.
This colour is darker than that.
Amanda was fairer and prettier than her mother.
Learning Spanish is more difficult than learning English.
The path of honesty is tougher than that of dishonesty.
The man is more careful of his money than of his tenets.
If you take a proper diet, you will become stronger than before.
He is more lethargic and inactive than you.
Try to be more proactive than reactive.
Darkness falls earlier in winter than in summer.

 

SUPERLATIVE DEGREE

A Superlative Degree is the highest state of adjective presented to compare one noun or pronoun with more nouns or pronouns. The greatest quality of that particular noun or pronoun is shown by comparing with others. Superlative Degree also requires to change the form of adjective.

Samuel is the tallest boy in the class.
Mumbai is the biggest city in India.
That was the most interesting story.
It is the shortest tree in the garden.
My sister is the most beautiful girl in our family.
Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
Roger is the most sincere person.
That topic was most useful for final exam.
North India remains coldest in winter season.
He is the fastest bowler in our team.
This is the best and most outstanding performance of all.
Mary is the least worried about her exams.
Nile is the longest river in the world.
I am the laziest person in my family.
You are the most punctual person in our entire office.
That is the cutest cat I have ever seen.
Japanese are the healthiest people on the planet.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the universe.
The largest country in the world is Russia.
He is the most aggressive man in the team.
Of all players, he is the most tactful and thoughtful.
This is the cheapest thing I have ever bought.
He is one of the richest businessmen.
This is the most touching and emotional scene in the story.
That was one of the sweetest memories.
She is my most favourite actor.
They are the most law-abiding people.
She is the most beautiful and arrogant girl in the class.
Vatican city is the smallest country in the world.
This is the most melodious song of all.
He is the meanest and pettiest of all human species.
We are the closest and best friends.
I am really the worst at Maths.
She is the most hypocritical character in the play.
That is the most interesting book I have ever read.
These are the most burning questions at present.
We are the most content animals on the earth.
She is the most competent girl in the batch.
He was the shortest of all his family inmates.
She is the most effortless and humblest actress in the industry.

 

CHANGING DEGREES

John is the shortest boy in the group. Superlative
No other boy in the group is as short as John. Positive
John is shorter than any other boy in the group. Comparative
China is the most populous country in the world. Superlative
No other country in the world is as populous as China. Positive
China is more populous than any other country in the world. Comparative
Very few dancers are as good as her. Positive
She is better than most other dancers. Comparative
She is one of the best dancers. Superlative
Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the universe. Superlative
No other tower in the universe is as tall as Burj Khalifa. Positive
Burj Khalifa is taller than any other tower in the universe. Comparative
Roger is more selfish and cunning than Joseph. Comparative
Joseph is not as selfish and cunning as Roger. Positive
Our villa is larger than theirs. Comparative
Their villa is not as large as ours. Positive
My hand-writing is worse than yours. Comparative
Your hand-writing is not as bad as mine. Positive
No other person in my family is as lazy as I am. Positive
I am lazier than any other person in my family. Comparative
I am the laziest person in my family. Superlative
That was sweeter than many other memories. Comparative
That was one of the sweetest memories. Superlative
Very few memories were as sweet as that was. Positive
William is as wise as David. Positive
David is not wiser than William. Comparative
Gold is not as costly as diamond. Positive
Diamond is costlier than gold. Comparative
Very few poets of England are as popular as Shakespeare. Positive
Shakespeare is more popular than any other poet of England. Comparative
Shakespeare is one of the most popular poets of England. Superlative
We are the most content animals on the earth. Superlative
No other animal on the earth is as much content as we are. Positive
We are more content than any other animal on the earth. Comparative
Nile is the longest river in the world. Superlative
Nile is longer than any other river in the world. Comparative
No other river in the world is as long as Nile. Positive
Jack is more mischievous than Simon. Comparative
Simon is not as mischievous as Jack. Positive
Some actors are at least as popular as Angelina Jolie. Positive
Angelina Jolie is not more popular than some other actors. Comparative
Angelina Jolie is not the most popular of all actors. Superlative
Elon musk is the richest person in the world. Superlative
No other person in the world is as rich as Elon Musk Positive
Elon Musk is richer than any other person in the world. Comparative
That is the cutest cat I have ever seen. Superlative
No other cat is as cute as that is. Positive
That cat is cuter than any other cat. Comparative
She is the most hypocritical character in the play. Superlative
No other character in the play is as hypocritical as her.  Positive
She is more hypocritical than any other character in the play. Comparative
He is the busiest man of all. Superlative
No other man is as busy as him. Positive
He is busier than any other man. Comparative
Mary is not as crazy about movies as Clara is. Positive
Clara is crazier about movies than Mary is. Comparative
This colour is darker than that. Comparative
That colour is not as dark as this. Positive
He is more lethargic and inactive than you. Comparative
You are not as lethargic and inactive as he is. Positive
This is the most interesting play of Galsworthy. Superlative
No other play of Galsworthy is as interesting as this. Positive
This play is more interesting than any other play of Galsworthy. Comparative
The path of honesty is tougher than that of dishonesty. Comparative
The path of dishonesty is not as tough as that of honesty. Positive
My cellphone is not as heavy as yours. Positive
Your cellphone is heavier than mine. Comparative
No other man is as great as him. Positive
He is the greatest of all men. Superlative
He is greater than any other man. Comparative
Jane is not as gorgeous as Elizabeth. Positive
Elizabeth is more gorgeous than Jane. Comparative
David is so intelligent as his elder brother. Positive
His elder brother is not more intelligent than David. Comparative
That sofa cushion is softer and more comfortable than this. Comparative
This sofa cushion is not as soft and comfortable as that is. Positive
She has been more successful in career than her elder sister. Comparative
Her elder sister has not been as successful in career as her. Positive
He is not so talkative as his brother. Positive
His brother is more talkative than him. Comparative
She is the most beautiful and arrogant girl in the class. Superlative
No other girl in the class is as beautiful and arrogant as she is. Positive
She is more beautiful and arrogant than any other girl in the class. Comparative
He is the most aggressive man in the team.  Superlative
He is more aggressive than any other man in the team. Comparative
No other man in the team is as aggressive as him. Positive
Maria is more perfect and polite in her manners than her husband. Comparative
Her husband is not as perfect and polite in manners as Maria is. Positive
Vatican city is the smallest country in the world. Superlative
No other country in the world is as small as Vatican city. Positive
Vatican city is smaller than any other country in the world. Comparative
He is one of the richest businessmen. Superlative
Very few businessmen are as rich as him.  Positive
He is richer than most other businessmen. Comparative
This is the most touching and emotional scene in the story. Superlative
No other scene in the story is as touching and emotional as this is. Positive
This is more touching and emotional than any other scene in the story. Comparative
She works as much as her mother works in the kitchen. Positive
Her mother does not work more than her in the kitchen. Comparative
Japanese are the healthiest people on the planet. Superlative
Japanese are healthier than any other person on the planet. Comparative|
No other person on the planet is as healthy as Japanese. Positive
She is as sleepy as a cat. Positive
A cat is not sleepier than her. Comparative
This is dirtier than any other place. Comparative
This is the dirtiest place. Superlative
No other place is as dirty as this is. Positive
It is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Superlative
Very few buildings in the city are as old as this one. Positive
It is older than many other buildings in the city. Comparative
He is not as smart as John. Positive
John is smarter than him. Comparative
This is the most fantastic idea. Superlative
This is more fantastic than any other idea. Comparative
No other idea is as fantastic as this. Positive
She was as humble and compassionate as her father. Positive
Her father was not humbler and more compassionate than her.  Comparative
The roof of your house is higher than that of the neighbouring house.   Comparative
The roof of the neighboring house is not as high as that of yours. Positive
Robert is as tall as Peter. Positive
Peter is not taller than Robert. Comparative
The largest country in the world is Russia. Superlative
No other country in the world is as large as Russia.  Positive
Russia is larger than any other country in the world. Comparative
Mumbai seems to be hotter than other cities in Maharashtra. Comparative
Other cities in Maharashtra do not seem to be as hot as Mumbai. Positive

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