Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives



Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives :



A positive degree of an Adjective is the adjective in its simple form.

It denotes the mere existence of some quality of what we speak about.

Positive is used when no comparison is made.

The comparative degree of an Adjective denotes a higher degree of the quality than the positive.

Comparative degree is used when two things (or two sets of things) are compared.

The superlative degree of an Adjective denotes the highest degree of the quality and is used when more than two things (sets of things) are compared.

Sita is more beautiful than Latha.

Latha is not less beautiful than Sita.

More beautiful - Comparative Degree

Less beautiful - Comparative Degree

Positive…..Comparative…..Superlative

1. Able…..Abler…..Ablest

2. Big…..Bigger…..Biggest

3. Bold…..Bolder…..Boldest

4. Brave…..Braver…..Bravest

5. Clever…..Cleverer…..Cleverest

6. Easy…..Easier…..Easiest

7. Fat…..Fatter…..Fattest 8. Fine…..Finer…..Finest

9. Great…..Greater…..Greatest

10. Happy…..Happier…..Happiest

11. Heavy…..Heavier…..Heaviest

12. Hot…..Hotter…..Hottest

13. Kind…..Kinder…..Kindest

14. Large…..Larger…..Largest

15. Lovely…..Lovelier…..Loveliest

16. Merry…..Merrier…..Merriest

17. Noble…..Nobler…..Noblest

18. Red…..Redder…..Reddest

19. Sad…..Sadder…..Saddest

20. Small…..Smaller…..Smallest

21. Sweet…..Sweeter…..Sweetest

22. Tall…..Taller…..Tallest

23. Thin…..Thinner…..Thinnest

24. Wealthy…..Wealthier…..Wealthiest

25. White…..Whiter…..Whitest

26. Wise…..Wiser …..Wisest

27. Young…..Younger…..Youngest



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