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Monday, 20 October 2014

SENTENCES OF COMPARISON

SENTENCES OF COMPARISON
1) POSITIVE DEGREE
Positive Degree is used to tell that something or someone has the same level.
Formula:
Subject + be + as + Adjective + as + Object
Example:
- I am as tall as you.
- She is as beautiful as my girlfriend.
- Your book is as expensive as mine.
2) COMPARATIVE DEGREE
Comparative Degree is used to compare a thing or person to another thing or person that shows the higher level of noun. There are two formulas as follow:
a) For one syllable adjective.
Formula:
Subject + be + Adjective with er/ier + than + Object
Example:
- I am taller than you.
- This cloth is blacker than mine.
- My pen is smaller than yours.
NOTE: For adjective that has two or more syllables , but ending in “Y” it can be used with this formula as well.
Example:
- She is happier than us.
- Toilet is dirtier than living room.
- Bopha is friendlier than Chenda.
b) For two syllable or more than two adjective
Formula:
Subject + be + more + Adjective + than + Object
Example:
- He is more handsome than us.
- She is more beautiful than you.
- You are more industrious than me.
3) SUPERLATIVE DEGREE
Superlative Degree is used to compare a thing or person to another thing or person which shows the top level of noun. There are two formulas as follow:
a) For one syllable adjective.
Formula:
Subject + be + the + Adjective with est/iest + Object
Example:
- I am the tallest girl.
- This is the blackest cloth.
- That is the smallest car.
b) For two or more syllable Adjective.
Formula:
Subject + be + the + most + Adjective + Object
Example:
- He is the most handsome man.
- She is the most beautiful girl.

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