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Some great tips from a fellow editor (who also uses the OED)…

Creating Perfection ~ Freelance Fiction Editor

In today’s article I’m going to talk about comparative and superlative forms.

We use the comparative and superlative forms of adverbs and adjectives to compare people, things, states, and actions in writing.

Adjectives and adverbs have three forms: the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.

Adjectives:

PositiveComparativeSuperlative
GreenGreenerGreenest
TallTallerTallest
JoyfulMore joyfulMost joyful

Adverbs:

PositiveComparativeSuperlative
FastFasterFastest
JoyfullyMore joyfullyMost joyfully
FarFurtherFurthest

Comparative form

The comparative form is used to compare one person, thing, action, or state to another:

Daisies are prettier than roses.

My sister is taller than me.

Our house is noisier than the library.

Superlative form

The superlative form is used to compare one thing to ALL the others in the same category:

This road is the quietest.

My bag is the heaviest.

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