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What are adjectives of degree? Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree Adjectives of degree show how things compare with each other. the positive degree the superlative degree, for comparing three or more things the comparative degree, for comparing two things taller tall tallest
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree What are the different adjectives of degree? Positive degreeComparative degreeSuperlative degree smallsmaller wild sad safer luckiest smallest wildestwilder saddersaddest safest luckierlucky safe
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree For adjectives of one syllable, add r or er to make the comparative degree and est to make the superlative degree. slow slower slowest For some adjectives of two syllables, also add er and est. easy easier easiest For most adjectives of two syllables — and for all longer adjectives — add more to make the comparative degree and most to make the superlative degree. narrow narrower narrowest active more active most active beautiful more beautiful most beautiful Adjectives that already end in a suffix always get more and most.
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree Add er or est to these sentences. Alice’s drink is cold____ than mine. This is the tough____ meat I’ve tasted. That was the silli_____ film I have ever seen. Add more or most to these sentences. You couldn’t be _______ nervous than me. The _______ poisonous spider in the world comes from Brazil. Steffi does want to go skating but Voula is a lot _______ eager. er est most more
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree Some adjectives are irregular — they don’t follow a pattern. Positive degreeComparative degreeSuperlative degree good bad many little best worstworse moremost least better less Some adjectives cannot be compared because they describe something that cannot be changed. dead perfect excellent priceless unique right round
Grammar Toolkit Adjectives of degree An adjective describes a noun or pronoun. Adjectives of degree show how things compare with each other. There are three degrees of comparison: positive (one thing), comparative (to compare two things) and superlative (to compare three or more things). There are rules for forming adjectives of degree (e.g. wide, wider, widest), but irregular adjectives don’t follow the rules (e.g. good, better, best). Some adjectives don’t have comparative and superlative degrees (e.g. excellent). In the following sentence, the adjectives of degree are red: I am faster than Jake, but Olly is the fastest player in our team.