Degrees of Comparison :
Degrees of Comparison : Adjectives
There was an old man named Rama in Mysore. He was a poor farmer. He had three lazy sons. But all of them were strong and healthy young men. This worried and saddened the old man. The worried old man got an idea. He called his sons and said, “I have hidden a treasure in our farm land. Go and find and share the treasure among you”. The over joyed sons started to turn each nook and corner of the field but didn’t find anything. They were disappointed. Their father said to them, “You have ploughed the field, why not sow a crop.” The sons agreed. Soon the crops grew lushly green. The father said to the sons, “This is the treasure I wanted you to share.” The delighted sons thanked their loving father. We see that fruits of hard work are always sweet.
Old, Poor, Worried, Saddened, Loving – Farmer / man
Lazy, Strong, Healthy, Sons, Delighted
These words old, poor, worried, Saddened, Strong, healthy, delighted, lazy, loving, lushly, green are Adjectives. they tell us something about the Noun man or farmer, farmer, son and crop.
The form of an adjective is often changed to show the extent or degree of quality present in a person or thing. This change in form to show the difference in level is called Comparison. There are three forms of comparison. The degree of comparison will be there in those forms.
Loving….more loving…most loving
Forms of Adjectives
2. Comparative ‐ er
3. Superlative ‐ est
fast - faster – the fastest
FAST is the word for POSITIVE.
FASTER is the word for COMPARATIVE.
FASTEST is the word for the SUPERLATIVE.
Here are few more examples for all the three of comparison.
large - larger - the largest
high – higher – the highest
quick - quicker - the quickest
tall - taller - the tallest
fat – fatter – the fattest
big - bigger - the biggest
small – smaller – smallest
slow – slower – slowest
dark – darker – darkest
white – whiter – whitest
long – longer – longest
good – better – best
beautiful – more beautiful – most beautiful
Happy – Happier – The Happiest
Ugly – uglier – the ugliest
1. My grandmother has a huge house.
2. The girl wore a beautiful dress.
3. I wrote a long letter.
4. My mother is a pretty woman.
5. An elephant is a big animal.
6. My computer is a very new model.
Dry – drier – driest
Esay – easier – easiest
Pretty – prettier – prettiest
Lovely – lovelier – loveliest
Expensive – more expensive – the most expensive
dangerous - more dangerous - the most dangerous
Terrible - more terrible - the most terrible
Little – less - the least
Bad – worse – the worst
Old – older / elder – oldest / eldest
Many / much – more – most
Late – later – latest
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