Adjectives That Can Be Followed By Infinitives

Infinitives are often used after adjectives which express people’s reactions and feelings. Common examples are: pleased, glad, surprised, happy, anxious, shocked, afraid etc. She was anxious to go home. I was surprised to get her letter. It is nice to talk to you. I am glad to meet you. You don’t look happy to see me. Other adjectives that can be followed by infinitives include: right, …

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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 formed with –est or most. One syllable adjectives like big and fast tend to prefer –er and –est. Larger ones like beautiful and carefully take more and most. John is tall. John is taller …

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