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Friday, December 2, 2011

LEARNING DEGREES OF CHANGE

Degrees of Comparison

Superlative to Comparative


Read the following sentence:-

superlative:- He was the oldest  man in the village.
He was older than any other man in the village.
superlative:-Chittagong is the biggest port in Bangladesh.
Chittagong is bigger than any other port in Bangladesh.
superlative:-Mara dona is the best footballer we have ever seen.
Mara dona is better than any other footballer we have ever seen.

structure:

superlative:-subject+verb+the+superlative degree+noun+ext.
subject+verb+comparative degree+than any other +man+noun+ext.

Read the following sentence:-

superlative:-   He is the noblest  of all men.
comparative:-He is nobler than all other men.
superlative:-  Akbar was the greatest of all the kings in India.
comparative:-Akbar was  greater than all other kings  in India.

structure:-

superlative:-    subject+verb+the+superlative degree+of all+noun+ext..
comparative:-  subject+verb+comparative degree+than all other +noun+ext.

the noun after than any other will be singular and the noun after than all other will be plural.

Read the following sentence:-

superlative:-   He is one of the tallest boys in the class.
comparative:-He is taller than most other boys in the class.
superlative:-   Saudi Arabia is one of the hottest countries in the world.
comparative:-Saudi Arabia is hotter than most other countries in the world.
superlative:-   Iron is one of the most useful metals.
comparative:-Iron is more useful than most other metals.

structure:-

superlative:-   subject+verb+one of the+superlative degree+noun+ext.
comparative:-subject+verb+comparative degree+than most other+noun+ext.

the noun after one of the/than most other will be plural number.


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