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!