Adverb Clauses of Comparison of Degree



Adverb Clauses of Comparison of Degree :



Adverb Clauses of Comparison are of two kinds.

(i) Adverb Clauses of Comparison of Manner
(ii) Adverb Clauses of Comparison of Degree

(a) Adverb Clauses denoting manner are introduced by the Subordinating Conjunction or Relative Adverb.

1. It happened as I told you.
2. Do to others as you wish them to do to you.
3. He seemed anxious as if he expected something to happen.
4. As the twig is bent so will the tree grow.

(b) Adverb Clauses denoting degree are introduced by one of the Subordinating Conjunctions or Relative Adverbs: as, the, than.

As denoting degree is generally accompanied by a corresponding demonstrative word (as or so) in the Main Clause…

1. She is as wise as she is beautiful.
2. He is not so rich as he appears.
3. He is not so foolish as you think.

THE is always accompanied by a Comparative Adjective or Adverb in the Subordinate Clause.

1. The sooner it is done, the better.
2. The more one gets, the more one wants.
3. The higher you ascend, the colder it becomes.

THAN is always accompanied by a Comparative Adjective or Adverb or by words like other in the Main Clause.

1. She is older than she looks.
2. No one is a better judge than he is.
3. I could do no other than I did.

The Verb of the Adverb Clause of Comparison is often not expressed but understood.

1. Nobody knows it better than I (do).
2. No one is a better judge than he (is).
3. It will happen as sure as death (is sure).



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