Degrees of Comparison

  1. Ex. 33. Use adjectives in the required degree of comparison. Translate the sentences.
  2. Place of word stress in English. Degrees of stress
  3. Text 1 University Degrees

long - longer - the longest

important - more important - the most important

Special cases:good - better - the best

bad - worse - the worst

little - less - the least

many / much - more - the most

far - farther - the farthest

further - the furthest

With the help of the degrees of comparison we can contrast differences.

For example: Mercury has the lowest melting point.

The melting point of copper is slightly higher than gold

and lower than platinum.

We can contrast differences also with the help of the following patterns.

is unlike

Iron is different from alunimiun

differs from

Unlike iron

In contrast to iron aluminium is light

Compared to iron

In comparison to iron

Note:The structure "The" + Comparative + "the better"

The sooner you finish this work, the better it will be for you.

, .

We say: Can you come as soon as possible?


This book is not asinteresting asthe one I gave you yesterday.

, , .

This dress is twice (three times) as expensive than my new suit.

() .

Silver is less malleable than gold.

Chapter 1 | Metals in Perspective | Lexical Exercises | Articles | Comprehension Check | Oral Practice | The Importance of Iron and Advent of Steel | Pre - reading task. | Comprehension Check | Iron in the Middle Ages |

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