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Degree of Comparison. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyIcz_rJBRk&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1. Charter EST commercial. The positive degree is used when at least one thing is being described. Ex. Those murals are colorful . This suitcase is heavy. 3 Degrees of Comparison.

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Degree of Comparison


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyIcz_rJBRk&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1

Charter EST commercial


  • The positive degree is used when at least one thing is being described.

    Ex. Those murals are colorful.

    This suitcase is heavy.

3 Degrees of Comparison


  • The comparative degree is used when two things or groups of things are being compared.

    Ex. Those murals are more colorful than these.

    My suitcase is heavier than yours.


  • The superlative degree is used when three or more things are being compared.

    Ex. Those murals are the most colorful that I’ve seen.

    Silvia’s suitcase is the heaviest of all.


  • Most one-syllable words only require adding –erfor the comparative degree and –estfor the superlative degree.

Regular Comparison


One-syllable Words


  • Two-syllable words only require adding –eror by using more for the comparative degree. They form the superlative degree by adding –estor by using most.

Regular Comparison


Two-syllable Words


  • Words that have three or more syllables form the comparative degree by using more and the superlative degree by most.

Regular Comparison


Three-Syllable Words


  • To show decreasing comparisons, words form the comparative degree by using less and the superlative degree by using least.

Decreasing Comparison


Irregular Comparison


  • The Corn Palace is ______________

    than I thought it would be.

big


bigger


2. People in Mitchell try to make each year’s Corn Palace decorations _______ than the ones before.

pretty


Prettier or more pretty


3.The building looks the __________ in September after new corn and grasses are put on it.

fresh


freshest


4. Some workers find it ___________ to saw and nail the corn to panels, while others prefer to hang the finished panels on the building.

easy


Easier (or more easy)


5. I could not decide which of the many corn murals on the Corn Palace I liked _______________.

well


better


6. The mural of the dancing figure was the __________ one to me.

mysterious


Most mysterious


7. Until his death in 1983, Mitchell’s ____________artist, Oscar Howe, helped to design and paint these murals.

famous


Most famous


8. The life of this Sioux artist is the _______________ story I’ve ever heard.

interesting


Most interesting


9. My parents walked ________ around the Corn Palace than I did and studied every design.

slowly


More slowly


10. I met a family from Mexico who had traveled ________ than we had to see the Corn Palace.

far


farther


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