In the above video we have learnt that an adjective is a word that describes a noun or a pronoun. We have also seen that they change in form to show comparison. They are called the Degrees of Comparison. There are three degrees of comparison.

  • Positive degree
  • Comparative degree
  • Superlative degree.

Let us see how to use these adjectives in sentences.

The Adjectives in the positive degree are used to describe Nouns or Pronouns.

Positive Degree – Describe things.

  • She is a good girl.
  • The child has a slight cold.
  • It is a long story.
  • Mumbai is a humid city.
  • Saurabh is a good badminton player.
  • She is a happy woman.
  • The coffee is hot.
  • It was a difficult question.
  • Don’t tell me the same old story again.
  • I have many friends.

The Adjectives in the Comparative degree are used while comparing two things. Let us see some examples.

Comparative Degree – Compare two things.

  • The Poor woman had seen happier days.
  • A live ass is stronger than a dead lion.
  • She is wiser than her sister.
  • Lead is heavier than any other metal.
  • Prevention is better than cure.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword.
  • The Eiffel Tower is taller than Kutub Minar.
  • My uncle is shorter than me.
  • He is the taller of the two.
  • Your pencil is sharper than mine.

The adjectives in the Superlative degree are used while comparing more than two things.


Superlative Degree – Compare more than two things.

  • He is the tallest boy in the class.
  • She is the most intelligent of all the girls.
  • Balu is the best bowler in the eleven.
  • Mount Everest is the highest peak of the Himalayas.
  • He is the richest man in town.
  • She is the best friend I have.
  • It is the largest city in the world.
  • The public is the best judge.
  • Sind is the driest part of Pakistan.
  • This is the most I can do.
  • Bangladesh has the largest tea garden in the world.

In the next lesson, we learn how to interchange the Degrees of Comparison.

Stay tuned… Goodbye!