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Degrees Of Comparison

English adjectives and adverbs commonly distinguish three degrees: the positive (the basic form), the comparative (expressing a higher degree than is present in something else) and the superlative (expressing a maximal degree). Comparative and superlative adjectives: formation The comparative is formed with –er or more; the superlative is...

Difference Between Comparative And Superlative

We use the comparative to compare one person, thing, action, event or group with another person, thing etc. We use the superlative to compare somebody/something with the whole group that she/he/it belongs to. Mary...

Comparative vs. Superlative

The comparative (e.g. taller, sharper, stronger, heavier, shorter etc.) is used to compare one person or thing with another person or thing. John is taller than Peter. Alice is cleverer than Mary. The superlative...

A Common Error In The Use Of Comparatives

In comparative sentences be careful to compare the same part of two things. That of, these of and those of are necessary words that are often omitted. Incorrect: His teaching was like Jesus Christ....