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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

Degree of Comparison


Charter est commercial

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

Charter EST commercial


3 degrees of comparison

  • 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


Degree 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.


Degree of comparison

  • 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.


Regular comparison

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

Regular Comparison


One syllable words

One-syllable Words


Regular comparison1

  • 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

Two-syllable Words


Regular comparison2

  • 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

Three-Syllable Words


Decreasing comparison

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

Decreasing Comparison


Irregular comparison

Irregular Comparison


Degree of comparison

  • The Corn Palace is ______________

    than I thought it would be.

big


Bigger

bigger


Pretty

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

pretty


Prettier or more pretty

Prettier or more pretty


Fresh

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

fresh


Freshest

freshest


Degree of comparison

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

Easier (or more easy)


Degree of comparison

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

well


Better

better


Mysterious

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

mysterious


Most mysterious

Most mysterious


Famous

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

famous


Most famous

Most famous


Interesting

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

interesting


Most interesting

Most interesting


Slowly

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

slowly


More slowly

More slowly


Degree of comparison

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

far


Farther

farther


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