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Degrees of Adjectives with their Rules

Degree Of Adjective
Degree Of Adjective

We’re going to learn about something cool called degrees of adjectives. Imagine you have a word like “big.” With degrees of adjectives, you can make it even more interesting. You can say “bigger” when something is a bit larger, and “biggest” when it’s the largest! It’s like adding superpowers to your words. So, let’s dive in and discover how these special words work to make your English conversations and stories more exciting!

What is Adjective?

Adjectives are ‘describing words’. They help describe nouns.


Mr. Wendon drives a long car.

Tom’s room is clean.

Your pillow is soft.

Joseph’s baby is cute.

  • We use comparative adjectives when we compare two nouns. Comparative adjectives end in ‘er‘. We use the word than with comparative adjectives.


Mr. Wendon drives a longer car than Mr. Thompson.

Tom’s room is cleaner than Jim’s.

Your pillow is softer than mine.

Joseph’s baby is cuter than Sam’s.

  • We use superlative adjectives when we compare more than two nouns. Superlative adjectives end in ‘est‘.


Mr. Wendon drives the longest car in the family.

Tom’s room is the cleanest in the house.

Your pillow is the softest.

Joseph’s baby is the cutest.


Comparative Adjectives 

    Superlative Adjectives

Cold Colder Coldest
Old Older Oldest
Short Shorter Shortest
Nice Nicer Nicest
Young Younger Youngest
Dirty Dirtier Dirtiest
Hot Hotter Hottest
Long Longer Longest
Happy Happier Happiest
Clean Cleaner Cleanest
Proud Prouder Proudest
Heavy Heavier Heaviest
Tasty Tastier Tastiest
Kind Kinder Kindest
High Higher Highest
Easy Easier Easiest
Wet Wetter Wettest
Sweet Sweeter Sweetest
Hard Harder Hardest

There are some comparative and superlative adjectives that do not end in ‘er‘ and ‘est‘. Instead, when they transform into comparative and superlative forms their spellings change into another word. Such adjectives are called irregular adjectives. There are very few irregular adjectives in the English language.


Irregular Adjective Comparative Adjectives 

Superlative Adjective

Good Better Best
Bad Worse Worst

There are some adjective that do not change into comparative or superlative form at all. For such adjective we have to use the words “more” and “most” to show their comparative and superlative degrees.



Comparative Adjective

Superlative Adjective

Beautiful More beautiful Most beautiful
Dangerous More dangerous Most dangerous
Worried More worried Most worried
Careful More careful Most careful
Boring More boring Most boring
Difficult More difficult Most difficult
Important More important Most important
Delicious More delicious Most delicious
Powerful More powerful Most powerful

Use in sentences:

  • Katherine Hepburn was the most graceful actress in Hollywood.
  • The road to the lake is more dangerous than the road to the hill.
  • Ronnie makes the most delicious cupcakes in town.
Degrees of Adjective
Degrees of Adjective

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