Degrees of Comparison

ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR SSLC STUDENTS
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Degrees of Comparison

There are three types degrees  

1   1.  Superlative Degree

2.   2.   Comparative Degree

3     3.   Positive Degree

1. Superlative Degree: 

1st noun+ verb+ adj./adv.(superlative) + 2ndnoun

eg. – M.S.Dhoni is the best captain in the world.

2. Comparative Degree: 

1stnoun + H.V./verb + adj./adv.( comparative) + than any other + 2nd noun

eg. – M.S.Dhoni is better than any other captain in the world.
3. Positive Degree : 

No other + 2nd noun + H.V  +as+ adjective + as + 1st noun
eg. – No other captain in the world is as good as M.S.Dhoni.



Change into other degrees

The sun is the brightest star in the sky.

Comparative –The sun is brighter than any other star in the sky.
Positive – No other star in the sky as bright as the sun.

 Sachin Tendulkar is popular than any other cricketer.

Answer:
Superlative – Sachin Tendulkar is the most popular cricketer.
Positive –  No other cricketer is as more popular as Sachin Tendulkar.

 No other man in the village was as old as Dilip Sing.

Answer:
Superlative – Dilip Sing was the oldest man in the village.
Comparative – Dilip Sing was older than any other man in the village.

 Priti is the cleverest girl in the class.

Answer:
Positive – No other girl in the class is as clever as Priti.
Comparative – Priti is cleverer than any other girl in the class.

  No other girl in the class is as tall as Geeta.

Answer:
Superlative – Geeta is the tallest girl in the class.

Comparative – Geeta is taller than any other girl in the class. 

                   Degrees Of Comparison List      

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

bright

brighter

brightest

black

blacker

blackest

bold

bolder

boldest

clever

cleverer

cleverest

cold

colder

coldest

fast

faster

fastest

great

greater

greatest

high

higher

highest

kind

kinder

kindest

long

longer

longest

rich

richer

richest

small

smaller

smallest

strong

stronger

strongest

sweet

sweeter

sweetest

tall

taller

tallest

thick

thicker

thickest

young

younger

youngest

brave

braver

bravest

fine

finer

finest

large

larger

largest

nice

nicer

nicest

noble

nobler

noblest

pale

paler

palest

simple

simpler

simplest

wise

wiser

wisest

white

whiter

whitest

dry

drier

driest

easy

easier

easiest

happy

happier

happiest

heavy

heavier

heaviest

lazy

lasier

lasiest

mercy

mercier

merciest

wealthy

wealthier

wealthiest

active

more active

most active

attractive

more attractive

most attractive

beautiful

more beautiful

most beautiful

brilliant

more brilliant

most brilliant

careful

more careful

most careful

courageous

more courageous

most courageous

cunning

more cunning

most cunning

difficult

more difficult

most difficult

famous

more famous

most famous

faithful

more faithful

most faithful

important

more important

most important

proper

more proper

most proper

popular

more popular

most popular

splendid

more splendid

most splendid

suitable

more suitable

most suitable

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