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Adjective Page -2

Use of comparative adjective.

 

Comparative adjectives are used to express characteristic of one thing in comparison to another thing (one thing). It makes comparison between two things (only two things not more than two).


Word “than” is mostly used after comparative adjective but sometimes other words “to” may be used after comparative adjective. See the following examples.

 

Examples.

           She is taller than Mary.
           A cup is smaller than a glass.
           He is junior to me.
           Chinese is more difficult than English.
           Paris is more beautiful than New York.


Use of Superlative adjective.

 

Comparative adjectives are used to express characteristic of one thing in comparison to other things (many things). It makes comparison among things more than two. Superlative is the highest degree of a thing in comparison to other things. A superlative adjective means that a object is surpassing all others (things in comparison) in quality or characteristic.   For example, John is the most intelligent student in his class. It means John is surpassing all other students in his class and no other student in his class is as intelligent as John.

Article “the” is used before superlative degree. “In” or “of” etc is used after the superlative and modifying noun in sentence.

Examples.

      Bills Gate is the richest person in world.
      Brunel is the most beautiful hotel in England.
      Mount Everest is the highest mountain in world.
      She is the tallest girl in class.
      Our generation is the most modern.
      His house is the biggest in the street.
      The winter is the coldest time of year.

 

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Adjective
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Pronoun
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Conjunction
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