Degrees of Comparison

Degrees of Comparison :

The difference between Type II and Type III :

Meaninig :

Type II : Comparison is in a group and we select one person as having the quality in the highest degree.

Type III : Comparison is in a group but there are a few who are the best and we select one of them.

Superlative :

Type II : the best - Dhoni is the best batsman.

Type III : one of the best - Dhoni is one of the best batsmen.

Comparative :

Type II : better than any (or all) other - Dhoni is better than any other batsman.

Type III : better than many (or most) other - Dhoni is better than many other batsmen.

Positive :

Type II : No other as good as - No other batsman is as good as Dhoni is.

Type III : Very few as good as - Very few batsmen are as good as Dhoni is.

Type II : Examples

Example : 1

Ramesh is the best batsman in the team. (S)
Ramesh is better than any other batsman in the team. (C)
No other batsman in the team is as good as Ramesh. (P)

Example : 2

Australia is the largest island in the world. (S)
Australia is larger than any other island in the world. (C)
No other island in the world is as large as Australia. (P)

Example : 3

No other man was as strong as Bhim.( P)
Bhim was the strongest man. (S)

Bhim was stronger than any other man. (C)

Example : 4
Radha is the smartest girl in the class.

Radha is smarter than any other girl in the class.

No other girl in the class is as smart as Radha.

Example : 5

Nothing in the world is as important as being honest.
Being honest is the most important thing in the world.
Being honest is more important than any other thing in the world.

Example : 6

The Taj Mahal is more magnificent than any other monument in India.

The Taj Mahal is the most magnificent monument in India.

No other monument in India is as magnificent as the Taj Mahal.

Example : 7

Helen of Troy was the most beautiful woman in the world.

Helen of Troy was more beautiful than any other woman in the world.

No other woman in the world was as beautiful as Helen of Troy.

Example : 8

No flower is as sweet smelling as the rose.

The rose is the sweetest smelling flower of all.

The rose smells sweeter than any other flower.

Example : 9

It was the most beautiful flower of all.

No flower is as beautiful as this one.

This flower is more beautiful than other flowers.

Example : 10

I want to be the best sports-journalist ever.

No other person wants to be a sports journalist as good as I am.

I want to be a better sports-journalist than others.

Example : 11

The most he had ever made was $400 per month.

He had not made more than $400 per month.

He had not made $400 per month.

Example : 12

The country offers visitors more themes than any other amusement parks in the world.

The country offers visitors as many themes as any other amusement parks in the world.

The country offers visitors the most themes in the world.

Example : 13

The phoenix is the best known of all mythical birds.

No other bird is known as good as The Phoenix.

The phoenix is better known than all other mythical birds.

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