Positive Degree : Examples : Mohan is a tall boy. India is as powerful as China. She is beautiful girl. Comparative Degree : Examples : The train runs faster than the bus. I am richer than he. Superlative Degree : Example : Lead is the heaviest metal. Ravi is the strongest boy in his class.
comparative degree (plural comparative degrees) (grammar) The form of an adverb or adjective modified by more or ending in -er that is used when comparing two things.
Some rules about forming comparatives and superlativesAdjectiveComparativeSuperlativedangerousmore dangerousthe most dangerousdifficultmore difficultthe most difficultexcitingmore excitingthe most excitingridiculousmore ridiculousthe most ridiculous
Adjectives with two syllables can form the comparative either by adding -er or by preceeding the adjective with more. These adjectives form the superlative either by adding -est or by preceeding the adjective with most. In many cases, both forms are used, although one usage will be more common than the other.
Adjectives and adverbs in the superlative degree are similar to the comparative degree, but use the -est ending and the word “most” instead. In addition, the article “the” must be placed before the adjective or adverb in the sentence.
famous (comparative more famous, superlative most famous) Well known.
Than is used in comparisons as a conjunction, as in “she is younger than I am,” and as a preposition, “he is taller than me.” Then indicates time. It is used as an adverb, “I lived in Idaho then,” noun, “we’ll have to wait until then,” and adjective, “the then governor.”
Defining Then Then is commonly used as an adverb, adjective, or noun to indicate time: Then is also used as an adverb to mean “besides,” “in that case,” and “therefore.”