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Rules & exercise of comparative Degree

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Comparative Degree
•    Comparative is always used for compare between two things or person - like

We are better than them.
John is taller than Paul.
She is more beautiful than her.
Except some exceptions “than” is always used for to compare two things like
She is taller than her.
We are happier than them.
Sneha  is more beautiful than Somya.

•    These Latin origin adjective is called comparative adjectives so these adjective never come with other comparative degree like more superior, more inferior, less inferior, more preferable these all expression are wrong and all this Latin adjectives come with “to” in the place of “than” like
She is junior to me.
This glass is superior to that glass.
His turn comes prior to her
She is senior to her.

•    Double comparative – double comparative are always considered wrong  in  sentence like
More cleverer, more better, more stronger less braver..
He is braver (not he is more braver)

    When we compare tow  qualities of one people or thing than we don’t ues the “er” comparative degree ,we add “more “or   “less” in the place of “ er” to make comparative of that.
  • He is more intelligent than good looking.
  • He is more good than wise.
If we compare two people or thins, then it should be very clear and perfect comparison - like -
 If we say my dog is better than my friend...This is wrong formation or comparison we should use.
  • My dog is better than my friend’s.
  • The climate of Bangalore is better than Delhi (better than that of deli)

Proper Comparison  -
If we are comparing a person to his group and we are using than we should add “any other”  “all other” rafter the use “than” like
  • This book is better than any other book in this shop.
  • An elephant is stronger than all animals in the wood.
  • She respects him more than anyone in her home.
Note – “Other” with Noun and “else” with pronoun. Like
Any other man, another advocate,( she study harder than any other girl in the class)
anyone else, everybody else.(he was in time while everyone else was late)

Fewer / less
To compare a number of the things  use “fewer” or to compare a quantity of things we use “less”
“fewer always follow countable plural noun and “ less” is always followed by uncountable singular noun
Like
  • I have fewer books than magazines
  • she has fewer cups than glasses.
  • He bought fewer shirts than tea shirts.
  • She bought less gold than silver
  • I offered less milk than tea.
We can use “more” for number or quality both. Like
  • there are more cows than goats.
  • There is more milk than tea.
In some sentence we use comparative degree in two parts, in this kind of sentence we should use balanced comparative degree like
the higher a man rise, the stronger he becomes.

We can also Wright this sentence like
  • the patience is getting weaker and weaker
  • the price of gold is getting higher and higher.
  • To talk to him is getting harder and harder.
  • To emphasis a comparative we can use Much/far/by far/still/rather/all the …like
  • that dress is much prettier that that
  • this is far better than that
  • she is still better.
  • The talking was rather cheaper.
  • That is all the better
  • She said this is all the worse.

 Exercise -
correct the following sentence

  1. No one can do this work in this less shorter time
  2. Cant you give me your more better work?
  3. This house is much more superior to the other one.
  4. Her turn comes priors to yours.
  5. Her performance was superior than his.
  6. The dogs of Haryana are better than Punjab.
  7. My office is nearer than there.
  8. She is stronger and cleverer.
  9. She is better in dance than any student in the class.
  10. U can take this medicine with few milk.
  11. Will u have a fewer sugar in your tea.
  12. The harder a man labours, the best returns he gets.
  13. This road goes longer and longest from here..
 Solved Exercise

  1. No one can do this work in this shorter time
  2. Cant you give me your better work?
  3. This house is much superior to the other one.
  4. Her turn comes prior to yours.
  5. Her performance was superior to his.
  6. The dogs of Haryana are better than those of Punjab.
  7. My office is nearer than theirs.
  8. She is stronger than cleverer.
  9. She is better in dance than any other student in the class.
  10. U can take this medicine with less milk.
  11. Will u have a less sugar in your tea?
  12. The harder a man labours, the better returns he gets.
  13. This road goes longer and longer from here.

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