In the above lesson, we learnt how to interchange the degrees of comparison of an adjective in a sentence.

Here are some more examples that show, how to change the Degree of Comparison of an Adjective in a sentence, without changing the meaning of the sentence.

  • Positive: Sameer is as strong as his brother.
  • Comparative: His brother is not stronger than Sameer.
  • Positive: Ramesh cannot write as humorously as Mohan.
  • Comparative: Mohan can write more humorously than Ramesh.
  • Positive: I can never be as practical as my sister.
  • Comparative: My sister is more practical than me.
  • Positive: Your horse is not as well trained as this.
  • Comparative: This horse is better trained than yours.
  • Positive: Mysore is not as cool as Mahabaleshwar.
  • Comparative: Mahabaleshwar is cooler than Mysore.
  • Positive: A foolish friend is not as good as a wise enemy.
  • Comparative: A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.
  • Positive: He loves all his sons equally well.
  • Comparative: He does not love any of his sons better than the other.
  • Positive: Birds do not fly as fast as the helicopter.
  • Comparative: The helicopter flies faster than birds.
  • Positive: Secret love is not as good as an open rebuke.
  • Comparative: Open rebuke is better than secret love.
  • Positive: The sword is not as mighty as the pen.
  • Comparative: The pen is mightier than the sword.
  • Positive: To practise is not as easy as to preach.
  • Comparative: It is easier to preach than to practise.
  • Positive: We are not as charitable as our neighbors.
  • Comparative: Our neighbors are more charitable than us.
  • Positive: She hurried as fast as she could.
  • Comparative: She hurried still faster.
  • Positive: His house is not as old as mine.
  • Comparative: My house is older than his.
  • Positive: West Bengal is not as big as Utter Pradesh.
  • Comparative: Utter Pradesh is bigger than West Bengal.
  • Positive: Sound does not travel as fast as light.
  • Comparative: Light travels faster than sound.
  • Positive: Few other kings were as great as Akbar.
  • Comparative: Akbar was greater than most other kings.
  • Superlative: Akbar was one of the greatest kings.
  • Positive: Some boys are as industrious as Saket.
  • Comparative: Saket is more industrious than most other boys.
  • Superlative: Saket is one of the most industrious boys.
  • Positive: No other bowler in the eleven is so good as Kapil.
  • Comparative: Kapil is better than any other bowler in the eleven.
  • Superlative: Kapil is the best bowler in the eleven.
  • Positive: No other story-book is so popular as ‘The Arabian Nights’.
  • Comparative: ‘The Arabian Nights’ is more popular than any other story-book.
  • Superlative: ‘The Arabian Nights’ is the most popular story-book.
  • Positive: No other church in Mumbai is as big as this church.
  • Comparative: This church is bigger than all other churches in Mumbai.
  • Superlative: This church is the biggest in Mumbai.
  • Positive: No other building in the world is as tall as The Sears Tower.
  • Comparative: The Sears Tower is taller than all other buildings in the world.
  • Superlative: The Sears Tower is the tallest building in the world.
  • Positive: Few other countries in the world are as rich as America.
  • Comparative: America is richer than most other countries in the world.
  • Superlative: America is one of the richest countries in the world.
  • Positive: No other island in the world is as large as Australia.
  • Comparative: Australia is larger than all other islands in the world.
  • Superlative: Australia is the largest island in the world.
  • Positive: No other planet is so big as Jupiter.
  • Comparative: Jupiter is bigger than all other planets.
  • Superlative: Jupiter is the biggest of all planets.
  • Positive: Few games are as great as cricket.
  • Comparative: Cricket is greater than most other games.
  • Superlative: One of the greatest of all games is cricket.
  • Positive: No other animal is as ferocious as the tiger.
  • Comparative: The tiger is more ferocious than any other animal.
  • Superlative: The tiger is the most ferocious of all animals.
  • Positive: Few other forms of theatre in India are as old as puppet theatre.
  • Comparative: The puppet theatre is older than most other forms of theatre in India.
  • Superlative: The puppet theatre is one of the oldest forms of theatre in India.
  • Positive: No other rice in the market is as cheap as this.
  • Comparative: This rice is cheaper than any other in the market.
  • Superlative: This is the cheapest rice in the market.
  • Positive: I have never known a woman as kind as my mother.
  • Comparative: My mother is kinder than any other woman I have ever known.
  • Superlative: My mother is the kindest woman I have ever known.

Hope the concept of the interchange of the Degrees of Comparison is quite clear now.

Stay tuned….. Goodbye!