Degrees of Comparison. 3 Degrees of Comparison. Positive, Comparative, Superlative Adjectives and adverbs can be changed to show degrees of comparison by: Adding – er or – est Adding more or most Using entirely different words (irregular). 1 or 2 syllable modifiers.
Incorrect: Sam plays soccer bad.
Correct: Sam plays soccer badly.
The superlative degree can be used for emphasis without comparing anything specific.
Ex: Champ has the silkiest coat.
Incorrect: It’s more harder to swim than to dive.
Correct: It’s harder to dive than to swim.