1. An adjective is a word used to add something to the meaning of a noun or a pronoun.
2. We use positive degree of an adjective when we do not make any comparison.
3. The comparative degree of an adjective is used when we compare two persons or things and the superlative degree when we compare more than two persons or things.
4. We should be careful not to use double comparatives (more prettier) or superlatives (most prettiest).
5. Words like unique, perfect, universal are superlative in their meaning and should be used such.
6. Words like superior, inferior, prior, junior, elder, posterior take 'to' and not than.
7. An adverb is a word that adds something to the meaning of a verb, an adjective on another verb.
8. With adverbs the sequence of manner, place and time should be followed.
Apply and Learn:
Q1. This exercise is ________ than the one we did yesterday. (easier/easiest)
Q2. The ________ proposal came from a peon (good/better)
Q3. Solomon is the _________ man that has ever lived. (wisest/wise)
Q4. She spoke so ________ that everybody was taken aback. (angrily/more angrily)
Q5. You should have talked to her _________ than you did. (most gently/more gently)
Answer: more gently