The positive, comparative and superlative degrees

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An adjective can exist in three forms – positive, comparative and superlative. The positive form is the base form of the adjective. The comparative form expresses a higher degree of some quality. The superlative form expresses the highest degree.

Fill in the blanks with the comparative or superlative form of the adjective given in the brackets.

1. How is your mother today? Is she any ……………………………………..? (Good)

2. In India May is ……………………………………… than June. (Hot)

3. Julie is …………………………………….. than her sister. (Pretty)

4. Who is the …………………………………… girl in your class? (Beautiful)

5. Which is the …………………………………….. of all metals. (Precious)

6. Her husband is ten years ………………………………………… than her. (Old)

7. All of us are bad singers, but I sing the …………………………………….. of all. (Bad)

8. I think you require a …………………………………….. diet. (Nutritious)

9. Which is the …………………………………… part of India? (Dry)

10. It was the ………………………………….. moment of my life. (Proud)

Answers

1. Is she any better?

2. In India May is hotter than June.

3. Julie is prettier than her sister.

4. Who is the most beautiful girl in your class?

5. Which is the most precious of all metals?

6. Her husband is ten years older than her.

7. All of us are bad singers, but I sing the worst of all.

8. I think you require a more nutritious diet.

9. Which is the driest part of India?

10. It was the proudest moment of my life.

Notes

The comparative adjective is usually followed by the preposition than. The superlative adjective should be used with the article the.

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