What are the three degrees of comparison? (adjectives: as...as)


#1

Hi :slight_smile:

Could you explain me the rule of as adjective as ? please :roll:

Thanks a lot

Herc


#2

Hi Herc,

There are three so called degrees of comparison - 1 positive - 2 comparative and 3 superlative

as in

1 This fruit is as sweet as that one (the same)

2 This fruit is sweeter than that one (more sweet)

3 This fruit is the sweetest of all three fruits (the most sweet).

Alan


#3

Thanks Alan

It sounds the same meaning or like it so much …so it’s a positive

Herc


#4

Hi there!

Positive is the name of the so called degree of comparision, isn?t it?

For example: If I?m as thick as an elephant and as weak as a fly, could that be positive? :shock: :lol:

Michael


#5

Hi Michael

Are you getting philosophical on us? :lol:

When you use as … as, you are comparing two things and saying that they’re equal or the same.

A “negative” comparison would be not as … as:
Connecticut is not as big as Texas. :smiley:

Philosphically speaking, when you consider a fly’s strength in proportion to its size, isn’t a fly exceptionally strong? :lol:

Amy


#6

Dear Amy

Please see if the given sentences are correct.

1- I am not half as old as your sister.

2- His English is not one fourth as good as his father’s.

3- Building a new house will cost you thrice as much money

as your father lost in the gambling.

4- Building a new house will cost you three times the

money your father lost in the gambling

4-Cutting this grass will take you double the time it took
the grass to grow.

Ever yours

Tom


#7

Hi Tom

Corrections/comments are in the quote. :smiley:

Amy