English – Continuity of Degrees of Comparison

Standard
 

Let us see their models.

Model -1: “The best”:

Examples:

i. This is the best hotel in this area.

No other hotel is as better as this on in this area.

No other hotel is as good as this one in this area.

ii. Unemployment is the most serious problem facing our country.

Unemployment is more serious than any other problem facing our country.

No other problem facing our country is as serious as unemployment.

Model-2: “One of the best”:

Examples:

i. Calcutta is one of the largest cities in India.

Calcutta is large than most other cities in India.

Very few cities in India are as large as Calcutta.

ii. Satin Tendulkar is one of the best batsmen in the world.

Satin Tendulkar is better than most other batsmen in the world.

No other batman in the world is as good as Satin Tendulkar.

Model-3: “Not the best”:

Examples:

i. This is not the best solution to the problem.

This is not better than few other solutions to this problem.

Other solutions to this problem are not as good as this one.

ii. New York is not the largest city in America.

New York is not bigger than many other cities in America.

Few other cities in America are at least as large as New York. 

Few adjectives and adverbs get their Comparative forms by simply getting “more” before them. And their superlative terms, by getting “most” before them.

  Examples:

   Few adjectives and adverbs get their Comparative forms by simply getting “er” after them and their superlative terms, by getting “est” after them.

 

Positive

Comparative

Superlative

Good

Better

Best

Beautiful

More Beautiful

Most Beautiful

Big

Bigger

Biggest

Tall

Taller

Tallest

Sincere

More Sincere

Most Sincere

Small

Smaller

Smallest

Hard

Harder

Hardest

Long

Longer

Longest

Short

shorter

Shortest

Simple

Simpler

Simplest

Costly

Costlier

Costliest

 

 

 

Effective

More Effectively

Most effectively

Enjoyable

More Enjoyable

Most Enjoyable

Useful

More useful

Most useful

Different

More Different

Most different

Honest

More honest

Most honest

Qualified

More qualified

Most qualified

 

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