Irregular Modifiers




Irregular Modifiers :


Degrees of Comparison (Irregular Forms)


Irregular Forms


The irregular comparative and superlative forms of certain adjectives and adverbs must be memorized.


Here are a few examples of irregular forms which are very frequently used in English Sentences.


Positive…..Comparative….Superlative

Bad….worse….worst

Badly…worse….worst

far(distance)…..farther…..farthest

far (extent)…..further…..furthest

good…..better….best

ill…..worse…..worst

late…..later…..last or latest

little (amount)…..less…..least

many….more…..most

much…..more…..most

well…..better…..best

Exercise : 1

Forming Irregular Comparative and Superlative Degrees.

Write the appropriate form of the modifier in parentheses to complete each sentence.

EXAMPLE : Tanya is a better athlete than her twin sister. (good)

1. Soccer is the sport Eddy plays _________ of all. (well)

2. We hiked until we could go no _____. (far)

3. Hillary felt ________ about the unkind remark than about anything else. (bad)

4. Phil ate the _________ amount of food of anyone at the party. (little)

5. Elsa was the _______ guest to leave. (late)

6. Jed needed no __________ explanation. (far)

7. This is the _________ meal I ever ate. (good)

8. Suddenly the patient became ________ than before. (ill) 9. I did _________ of all on Part IV of the test. (badly)

10. This week’s winner won the __________ money ever in a sweepstakes. (much)

ANSWER :

1. Soccer is the sport Eddy plays
the best of all.

2. We hiked until we could go no
farther .

3. Hillary felt
bad about the unkind remark than about anything else.

4. Phil ate the
less amount of food of anyone at the party.

5. Elsa was the
last guest to leave.

6. Jed needed no
more explanation.

7. This is the
best meal I ever ate.

8. Suddenly the patient became
worse than before.

9. I did
badly of all on Part IV of the test.

10. This week’s winner won the
most money ever in a sweepstakes.



Exercise : 2

Using Adjectives and Adverbs to Make Comparisons.

Use each modifier in a sentence of your own that shows a clear comparison.

Use three comparative forms and two superlatives.

EXAMPLE: (many) Jenny ate more cookies than I did.

1. (bad) : The worst student is the class is Raju.

2. (badly) : The incident gave me a worst memoire.

3. (good) : ICICI Bank offers better banking services than other banks do.

4. (little) : The marks I scored in this exam is lesser than what I scored last time.

5. (well) : He is doing better these days.




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