Adjective have three degree of comparison namely: Positive, Comparative and Superlative.
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.
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.
It is formed when three or more things or person compared and this is done by adding ‘est’ to the positive. Example
(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
Long Longer Longest
Old Older Oldest
Fast Faster Fastest
Deepest Deeper Deepest