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Positive degree of Adjectives

By Mamta Kalla - Monday, 26 January 2015 No Comments


We use adjectives to compare one thing with another in three steps
 (1) positive, (2) Comparative, (3) Superlative

Positive degree –


Rules for How to and where to use positive degree-
its describe a simple quality of noun..

Comparison of similarities - adjective as + adjective + as …like
If we are talking about tow people or we say that John is intelligent, Paul is intelligent .with use of adjective as+adj.+as we will say – John is as intelligent as Paul.
  • The Ramayana is as holly book as the bible.
  • A tiger is as dangerous lion.
  • She is looking as beautiful as her mother.
  • My son is as tall as his father.

Not as +adjective +as -   negative comparison is used when w tell about the dissimilarities of tow things , people or their qualities. like
  • She is not as beautiful as her mother.

Also we can say with “not so" - like (she is not so beautiful as her mother)
my son is not as tall as his father. (My son is not so tall as his father)
To emphasis Inequality we use "quite" just before so like,
  • She is not quite so beautiful as her mother.
  • my son is not quite so tall as his father.

Concealed Comparison.
Some time we don’t coma pair things in direct way but in indirect way  - like
not all that + Adjective
She is not all that  a good dancer
(she is not as god dancer as she is believed)
  • Its price is not all that high.
  • He is not all that good man

We can also compare two things in positive degree with following two steps …
With Gerund ( writing is as easy as swimming)
Walking is as difficult as running.
With Infinitive
  • It is not as easy to say as we think.
  • it is as difficult to walk as run.
First infinitive will come with to and other  without to
Positive degree is also used with some following words like
Had better, had rather, had sooner
  • I had   rather walk then run.
  • I had better work than sit idle
  • I had better sit there than stand here.


Positive Degree
 Correct the following sentence
Exercise
  1. She is as taller as her mom.
  2. This dress is very pretty as the other one.
  3. I was not so tired than my brother.
  4. She is not very so laborious as your aunty.
  5. You are not highly so educated as your friends.
  6. They are not that all poor.
  7. His choice was not at all so great.
  8. It is as difficult to Wright as listening.
  9. Public speaking requires as much confidences to singing.
  10. They had better paid the fee. 

    Solved Exercise 

    1. She is as tall as her mom.
    2. This dress is as very pretty as the other one.
    3. I was not so tired as my brother
    4. She is not quit so laborious as your aunty.
    5. You are not highly quit so educated as your friends.
    6. They are not all that poor.
    7. His choice was not all that so great.
    8. It is as difficult to Wright as to listen.
    9. Public speaking requires as much confidences to singing.
    10. they had better pay the fee.

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