Degrees of comparison of adjectives
There are three degrees of comparison of adjectives that are –
a. Positive Degree e.g. small, old
b. Comparative Degree e.g. smaller, older
c. Superlative Degree e.g. smallest, oldest
Interchange of three degrees of comparison:
Transformation is a method of changing the pattern of a sentence without changing its basic meaning. It is possible to change three degrees of comparison without changing the meaning of the sentence.
- If we make a comparison between two persons or things then the transformation of degrees of comparison is possible only with positive degree and comparative degree.
Positive: He is as tall as Alex.
Comparative: Alex is not taller than him.
Positive: I am as old as you.
Comparative: You are not older than me.
Positive: Susmita is a beautiful girl.
Comparative: Susmita is more beautiful girl than Piyali.
Superlative: Susmita is the most beautiful of all girls.
Positive: No other place in India is as cold as Jammu and Kashmir.
Comparative: Jammu & Kashmir is colder than any other place in India.
Superlative: Jammu and Kashmir is the coldest place in India.
Positive: No other animal in the forest is as strong as the tiger.
Comparative: The tiger is stronger than any other animal in the forest.
Superlative: The tiger is the strongest animal in the forest.
Positive: No other girl in the class is as good as Payel.
Comparative: Payel is better than any other girl in the class.
Superlative: Payel is the best girl in the class.
Positive: No other place in India is as hot as Rajasthan.
Comparative: Rajasthan is hotter than any other place in India.
Superlative: Rajasthan is the hottest place in India.
Positive: No other metal is as useful as iron.
Comparative: Iron is more useful than any other metal.
Superlative: Iron is the most useful of all metals.
Positive: No other cricketer is as great as Sachin.
Comparative: Sachin is greater than any other cricketer.
Superlative: Sachin is the greatest cricketer.
Positive: No other insect is as busy as the bee.
Comparative: The bee is busier than any other insect.
Superlative: The bee is the busiest of all insects.
Positive: No other fruit is as sweet as mango.
Comparative: Mango is sweeter than any other fruit.
Superlative: Mango is the sweetest fruit.
Positive: No other animal is as faithful as the dog.
Comparative: The dog is more faithful than any other animal.
Superlative: The dog is the most faithful animal.
Positive: Very few pens are as good as this.
Comparative: This is better than most other pens.
Superlative: This is one of the best pens.
Positive: Very few metals are as precious as diamonds.
Comparative: Diamond is more precious than most other metals.
Superlative: Diamond is one of the most precious metals.
Positive: Very few girls are as beautiful as Manisha.
Comparative: Manisha is more beautiful than most other girls.
Superlative: Manisha is one of the most beautiful girls.
Positive: Very few states are as big as West Bengal.
Comparative: West Bengal is bigger than most other states in India.
Superlative: West Bengal is not the biggest state in India.
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