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

brightbrighterbrightest
blackblackerblackest
boldbolderboldest
cleancleanercleanest
clevercleverercleverest
nearnearernearest
coldcoldercoldest
fastfasterfastest
greatgreatergreatest
highhigherhighest
kindkinderkindest
longlongerlongest
smallsmallersmallest
strongstrongerstrongest
sweetsweetersweetest
talltallertallest
youngyoungeryoungest

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

For words of one syllable   

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

bigbiggerbiggest
dimdimmerdimmest
fatfatterfattest
hothotterhottest
thinthinnerthinnest

C.      By Adding “R” and “ST

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

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

bravebraverbravest
finefinerfinest
largelargerlargest
nicenicernicest
noblenoblernoblest
palepalerpalest
simplesimplersimplest
wisewiserwisest
whitewhiterwhitest

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

drydrierdriest
easyeasiereasiest
happyhappierhappiest
heavyheavierheaviest
lazylazierlaziest
merrymerriermerriest
wealthywealthierwealthiest
costlycostliercostliest
funnyfunnierfunniest
healthyhealthierhealthiest

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

For words of more than two syllables

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

handsomemore handsomemost handsome
activemore activemost active
attractivemore attractivemost attractive
beautifulmore beautifulmost beautiful
brilliantmore brilliantmost brilliant
carefulmore carefulmost careful
courageousmore courageousmost courageous
cunningmore cunningmost cunning
difficultmore difficultmost difficult
famousmore famousmost famous
faithfulmore faithfulmost faithful
forgetfulmore forgetfulmost forgetful
propermore propermost proper
popularmore popularmost popular
splendidmore splendidmost splendid
usefulmore usefulmost useful

F.       Irregular Comparison

POSITIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

badworseworst
evilworseworst
goodbetterbest
illworseworst
farfartherfarthest
wellbetterbest
latelaterlatest
littlelessleast
muchmoremost
manymoremost
oldolderoldest
oldeldereldest

        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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