Positive, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives List

Adjectives have three forms – Positive form, Comparative form, and Superlative form.

The positive degree of an adjective is the simplest form of that particular adjective.

Comparative degree of an adjective denotes a higher degree when compared to a positive degree. It is used to compare two persons or things.

The superlative degree of an adjective denotes the highest degree of the quality. Superlative degree is used to compare more than two persons or things.

Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives are formed by adding r and st or er and est or more and most etc.

Let’s try to understand Positive, Comparative and Superlative forms of the adjectives with suitable examples.

Examples

☞ Victor is a tall boy. (Positive Degree)
☞ Victor is taller than Shyam. (Comparative Degree)
☞ Victor is the tallest boy in the class. (Superlative Degree)

☞ Comparative and Superlative Forms formed by adding – r and – st: This happens when the positive form ends with ‘e’.

 Positive  Comparative  Superlative
 able  abler  ablest
 brave   braver  bravest 
 close  closer  closest
 fine  finer  finest
 noble   nobler  noblest
 white  whiter  whitest
 wise  wiser  wisest

☞ Comparative and Superlative Forms formed by adding – er and – est:

 Positive  Comparative  Superlative
 clever  cleverer   cleverest 
 dear  dearer   dearest
 great  greater   greatest
 kind  kinder  kindest
 near  nearer  nearest
 small  smaller  smallest
 sweet  sweeter   sweetest 
 young   younger   youngest

☞ Comparative and Superlative Forms formed by doubling the last consonant & adding – er and – est:

 Positive  Comparative  Superlative
 big  bigger   biggest 
 fat  fatter   fattest
 hot  hotter   hottest
 sad  sadder   saddest
 thin  thinner  thinnest
See also  Parts of Speech Exercises

☞ Comparative and Superlative Forms formed by adding – more and – most:

 Positive  Comparative  Superlative
 difficult  more
 difficult 
 most
 difficult 
 fascinating  more
 fascinating 
 most
 fascinating
 gorgeous  more
 gorgeous  
 most
 gorgeous
 melodious  more
 melodious
 most
 melodious
 proper   more
 proper
 most
 proper

☞ Irregular Comparison:

 Positive  Comparative  Superlative
 bad  worse   worst
 good  better   best
 little  lesser  least
 many  more   most 
Positive, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives List
Positive, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives List

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