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Degrees of Adjectives, Positive, Comparative, and Superlative Examples


In order to improve your English skills, you need to understand the different degrees of adjectives. There are three degrees: positive, comparative, and superlative. In this blog post, we will give you examples of how to use each degree. Keep in mind that when using comparatives and superlatives, you always need to use with the appropriate degree of adjectives (positive, comparative, or superlative).

Positive Comparative Superlative
fast faster fastest
small smaller smallest
fat fatter fattest
tall taller tallest
beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
slow slower slowest
bright brighter brightest
difficult more difficult most difficult
black blacker blackest
rusty rustier rustiest
old older oldest
strong stronger strongest
fascinating more fascinating most fascinating
gloomy gloomier gloomiest
thick thicker thickest
late later latest
ugly uglier ugliest
fat fatter fattest
sorry sorrier sorriest
bold bolder boldest
greedy greedier greediest
late later latest
sharp sharper sharpest
fierce fiercer fiercest
proud prouder proudest
dense denser densest
simple simpler simplest
dirty dirtier dirtiest
strange stranger strangest
clean Cleaner cleanest
short shorter shortest
clever Cleverer cleverest
quiet quieter quietest
big bigger biggest
poor poorer poorest
classy classier classiest
pure purer purest
creamy creamier creamiest
confused more confused most confused
far farther / further farthest/ furthest
nice nicer nicest
famous more famous most famous
true truer truest

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