about superlative and comparative degree usage
what is the superlative degree term for the word useful and quiet?
and when we should use the prefixes more and most while writing the comparative and superlative forms of the words
Quiet, quieter, quietest.
Rule no. 1 Count the number of letters. If there are 6 letters or more than 6 letters, add more and most to change the degree.
Difficult More difficult Most difficult
Beautiful More beautiful Most beautiful
Rule no. 2: If there are 3 letters, repeat the last consonant letter and add "er" and "est" for Comparative and Superlative degree respectively.
Fat=3 letters Comparative is Fatter and Superlative is Fattest
Red= 3 letters Comparative is Redder and Superlative is Reddest
Hot= 3 letters Comparative is Hotter and Superlative is Hottest
1.Important more important and most important.
2. useful, more useful and most useful.
Rule no. 3: If consonant "y" is used at the end of the word, "ier" and "iest" are used to change the degree.
Wealthy Wealthier Wealthiest
Heavy Heavier Heaviest
Rule no 4: The adjectives ending with "e" take "r" and "st" to change the degree.
Able Abler Ablest
Wise Wiser Wisest
Noble Nobler Noblest
Rule no.5: Generally Adjectives take 'er" or "est" to change the degree.
Great Greater Greatest
Kind Kinder Kindest
No use of "er" and "est" in Regular adjectives:
In case, there is one person and his own two qualities are compared:
She is more kind than clever.
Irregular adjectives have no rules. Only you have to learn by heart.
|link comment||answered Sep 23 '12 at 11:58 sanjay Expert|
thin thinner thinnest
Here are 4 letters.so,Ithink the rule is this
If there is a,e,i,o,u at second last letter ,repeat the last constant letter and add er and est for comparative and superlative degree respectively
Also there is a word dry,old which have 3 letters.
Its degree is
positive comparative superlative
dry drier driest
old older oldest
So Ithink the given second rule is incorrect.
But there are many words that do not follows rule of a,e,i,o,u
Also about rule no. 1 tired 5letters comparative-more tired superlative most tired.
please tell me Iam right or wrong.
|link comment||edited May 03 '14 at 06:54 amey waingankar New member|
Most adjectives with two or more syllables are preceded by 'more' and 'most' at the comparative and superlative levels respectively. The following are examples: careful = more careful and most careful; intelligent = more intelligent and most intelligent.
|link comment||answered Aug 21 '16 at 12:42 Julius Suh Ayancho New member|
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