Adjective have three degree of comparison namely: Positive, Comparative and Superlative.

POSITIVE

It is used when describing object. Example: She has a long ruler.

(ii)        Ajide has a small bag

(iii)       Mr Obiora is a big man.

 

COMPARATIVE

It is form by adding ‘er’ to the positive. We can use comparative when comparing two things or person. Example

(i)         Peter is taller than John.

(ii)        This bag is bigger than James bag

(iii)       Bunmi is more beautiful than her sister.

 

SUPERLATIVE

It is formed when three or more things or person compared and this is done by adding ‘est’ to the positive. Example

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(i)         He is the tallest boy in the Class

(ii)        Emeka is the most generous man in Abuja.

(iii)       Kemi hair is the longest among the girls.

 

Adjective can still be compared through the following ways. Add er and est tothe simple adjective to form the comparative and superlative.

POSITIVE      COMPARATIVE              SUPERLATIVE

Tall                              taller                                        tallest

Big                               Bigger                                      Biggest

Thin                             Thinner                                   Thinnest

Rich                             Richer                                      Richest

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Long                            Longer                                      Longest

Old                              Older                                         Oldest

Fast                             Faster                                        Fastest

Deepest                       Deeper                                    Deepest

 

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