Regular comparatives and superlatives by yurtgc548

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									Regular comparatives and
superlatives

 Comparatives and Superlatives are special
   forms of adjectives. They are used to
  compare two or more things. Generally,
  comparatives are formed using -er and
    superlatives are formed using -est.
Forming regular comparatives and
superlatives
How to use comparatives and
superlatives
Comparatives and superlatives
   Tip:

    The best way to be certain whether the comparative
    and superlative forms of a particular adjective or
    adverb are formed by the -er/-est endings or by the
    words more/most is to consult a college dictionary. If
    there are no comparative and superlative forms listed
    with the endings, then that word takes more/most.

    Some comparatives and superlatives have irregular
    forms:
Irregular forms
 Positive   Comparative       Superlative
  Good          Better           Best
   Well         Better           Best
   Bad         Worse            Worst
   Far     Farther/Further   Farthest/Furthest
  Little        Less             Least
  Many          More              Most
  Much          More             Most
  Some          More              Most
Adverbs:
  Badly       Worse            Worst
     Ill      Worse            Worst
   Well       Better            Best
Double comparative or superlative
   Be careful not to create a double comparative or superlative.
   Examples: Adjective - comparative:
   incorrect - Today is more colder than yesterday.
   correct - Today is colder than yesterday. (The day can be either colder or not, it cannot be
    more colder.)
   Adverb - superlative:
   incorrect - She is the most fastest runner.
   correct - She is the fastest runner. (She is either the fastest runner or she is not, she
    cannot be the most fastest.)
    Some adjectives and adverbs do not have comparatives or superlatives because they are
    already absolute in meaning:
   Examples: unique, Roman, dead, favorite, empty.
    incorrect: The tour guide was very French. The tour guide has to be either a French
    person or not, so cannot be described as "very" French.
   incorrect: The antique was the most unique. Unique means one of a kind. Something
    cannot be more one of a kind than it already is.
   incorrect: This is my most favourite toy. Again, favourite means something you like
    above all others. If it is your favourite, how can it be any more so than it already is?

								
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