Degrees of Comparison

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There are 3 degrees of Comparison

Positive degree – refers to one thing
Comparative degree – compares two things
Superlative degree – compares more than two things and describes the best of the most

Positive Comparative Superlative
Short Vowels flat
thin
flatter
thinner
flattest
thinnest
Double vowels or consonants clean
short
cleaner
shorter
cleanest
shortest
Words ending in ‘e’ large
nice
larger
nicer
largest
nicest
Words ending in ‘y’ easy
pretty
easier
prettier
easiest
prettiest
Words of more than two syllables un/com/for/table
in/te/res/ting
more uncomfortable
more interesting
most uncomfortable
most interesting
Words ending in ‘ful’ needful
beautiful
more needful
more beautiful
most needful
most beautiful
Exceptions good
bad
many/much
little/few
old
far
better
worse
more
less
older/elder
farther/further
the best
the worst
the most
the least
the oldest/eldest
the farthest/furthest