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List Degrees of Comparison

List Degrees of Comparison

List Degrees of Comparison

        To continue discussing about degrees of comparison we have discussed in the previous post, we are discussing List Degrees of Comparison consists of some words related to positive, comparative and superlative degrees. (also read : Type Degrees of Comparison)

For getting more information about degrees of comparison, let us study about List Degrees of Comparison below:

A.      By Adding “ER” and “EST

For words of one syllable or two syllables ended by “R

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

bright brighter brightest
black blacker blackest
bold bolder boldest
clean cleaner cleanest
clever cleverer cleverest
near nearer nearest
cold colder coldest
fast faster fastest
great greater greatest
high higher highest
kind kinder kindest
long longer longest
small smaller smallest
strong stronger strongest
sweet sweeter sweetest
tall taller tallest
young younger youngest

B.      By Doubling the last consonant and Adding “ER” and “EST

For words of one syllable   

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

big bigger biggest
dim dimmer dimmest
fat fatter fattest
hot hotter hottest
thin thinner thinnest

C.      By Adding “R” and “ST

For words of one or two syllables ended by “E”

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

brave braver bravest
fine finer finest
large larger largest
nice nicer nicest
noble nobler noblest
pale paler palest
simple simpler simplest
wise wiser wisest
white whiter whitest

D.      By Changing the last letter “Y” to “I” and Adding “ER” and “EST

 For words of one or two syllables ended by “Y”

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

dry drier driest
easy easier easiest
happy happier happiest
heavy heavier heaviest
lazy lazier laziest
merry merrier merriest
wealthy wealthier wealthiest
costly costlier costliest
funny funnier funniest
healthy healthier healthiest

E.       By Adding “MORE” and “MOST” before the word

For words of more than two syllables

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

handsome more handsome most handsome
active more active most active
attractive more attractive most attractive
beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
brilliant more brilliant most brilliant
careful more careful most careful
courageous more courageous most courageous
cunning more cunning most cunning
difficult more difficult most difficult
famous more famous most famous
faithful more faithful most faithful
forgetful more forgetful most forgetful
proper more proper most proper
popular more popular most popular
splendid more splendid most splendid
useful more useful most useful

F.       Irregular Comparison

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

bad worse worst
evil worse worst
good better best
ill worse worst
far farther farthest
well better best
late later latest
little less least
much more most
many more most
old older oldest
old elder eldest

        That’s all the post about List Degrees of Comparison we can share for this occasion. We hope the post about List Degrees of Comparison above can be useful for us to increase our English skill. (also read : Explanation about Question Tag)

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