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A subtle way to convey Differences!

Degrees of Comparison

1. ''Helen is the most beautiful woman in the world''. The comparative form of the given sentence is

1) Helen is more beautiful than most other women in the world. 

2) Helen is more beautiful than very few women in the world. 

3) Helen is more beautiful than any other woman in the world. 

4) Helen is more beautiful than many other women in the world. 


2. Choose the correct form of the following statement in positive degree. 'Hercules was stronger than any other man'. 

1) Hercules was the strongest man in the world. 

2) No other man was so strong as Hercules. 

3) No other man was so stronger as Hercules. 

4) Hercules was stronger than most other men in the world. 


3. This is the ........ book that I have ever read. 

1) interesting     2) more interesting 

3) very interesting     4) most interesting 


4. The elephant is bigger than the donkey. In the sentence:

1) The elephant and donkey are compared with respect to their size. 

2) The elephant is compared with the strength of the donkey. 

3) The elephant is not compared with the donkey. 

4) The elephant and donkey are compared with all other animals. 


5. Identify the sentence in superlative degree. 

1) It is greater than any other battle in my life. 

2) It is the greatest battle of my life. 

3) It has been great battle of my life. 

4) No other battle in my life is so great as this. 


6. Choose the adjective that has no degree of comparison. 

1) well     2) good     3) round     4) large 


7.  Choose   the  sentence  in  comparative  degree. 

1) Gandhiji is the most famous leader. 

2) Gandhiji is more famous than any other leader. 

3) Gandhiji is one of the most famous leader. 

4) Gandhiji is as famous as Nehru. 


8. Choose the sentence in positive degree. 

1) No other battle in my life is so great as this. 

2) No house is big here. 

3) There is no big house in this street. 

4) Very few children watched the movie. 


9. No other river in the world is so long as Nile. 

Choose the superlative degree of this sentence. 

1) The Nile is the most longest river in the world. 

2) The Nile is the longest world in the rivers. 

3) The Nile is the most long river in the world. 

4) The Nile is the longest river in the world. 


10. Lara is not so great as Tendulkar. 

Choose the comparative degree of this sentence. 

1) Tendulkar is great as Lara. 

2) Tendulkar is greater than Lara. 

3) Lara is greater than Tendulkar. 

4) Lara is as great as Tendulkar. 


11. Puru is braver than most other Kings in the world. 

Choose the superlative degree of this sentence. 

1) Puru is one of the bravest kings in the world. 

2) Very few Kings in the world are as brave as Puru. 

3) All Kings in the world are as brave as Puru. 

4) No other King is as brave as Puru in the world. 


12. Choose the correct option in view of the degrees of the comparison of the adjectives in the following sentences. 

A) Walking is better than running. 

B) Running is not as good as walking. 

1) The sentence A and B are correct. 

2) Only the sentence B is correct. 

3) Only the sentence A is correct. 

4) The sentence A and B are not correct.


13. Choose the correct sentence. 

1) This dresses is the prettier of the two. 

2) This dress is the pretty of the two. 

3) This dress was the prettiest of the two. 

4) This dress is the prettier of the two. 


14. Identify the correct sentence among the following. 

1) My room is bigger than hers. 

2) My room is bigger than her. 

3) My room is bigger than she. 

4) Mine room is bigger than her. 


15. Select the most appropriate option for the given blank. 

Death was ........ than life. 

1) easier    2) easy    3) easiest    4) easily  


16. Choose the sentences with grammatical errors. 

A) Mt.Everest is the most highest peak in the world. 

B) Raghu is more wise than intelligent. 

C) The older you grow, the wiser you become.     

D) Which is the best of the two. 

1) Only A     2) A, B and D 

3) A and D     4) A, B, C and D 


17. Which of the following is grammatically better? 

A) I am more better than my sister in singing. 

B) I am most better than my sister in singing. 

C) I am better than my sister in singing. 

1) A         2) B          3) C         4) None 


18. Oranges are cheaper than apples. 

Choose the positive degree of this sentence. 

1) Apples are cheapest fruits. 

2) No other fruit is as cheap as apple. 

3) Very few fruits are as cheap as apples. 

4) Apples are not so cheap as oranges. 


19. It is the greatest battle of my life. It can be written as ........  

A) It is greater than any other battle of my life. 

B) No other battle of my life is so great as it. 

C) All the battles of my life are so great as this. 

D) It is one of the greatest battles of my life. 

1) Only A       2) A and B  

3) C and D       4) Only B 


20. Pavan is not so intelligent as Sekhar. Choose the comparative degree of this sentence. 

1) Pavan is the most intelligent student. 

2) Very few students are as intelligent as Pavan. 

3) Sekhar is more intelligent than Pavan. 

4) No other student is so intelligent as Pavan. 


21. Alexander was the greatest soldier in the world. Choose the positive degree of this sentence. 

1) Alexander was greater than many other soldiers in the world. 

2) Alexander was the one of the greatest soldiers in the world. 

3) The greatest soldiers in the world was Alexander.     

4) No other soldier in the world was so great as Alexander. 


22. Rahul Dravid was ........ batsmen in the world. Choose the correct expression that fits in the blank. 

1) one of the greater  2) one of the greatest 

3) greater than          4) as great as 


23. Choose the error part of the following sentence. 

No other boys (A)/in the class is (B)/as good as Raju (C)/no error (D). 

1) A           2) B           3) C          4) D 

24. No other soldier was ........ Alexander in the world. 

1) so great as         2) as great as 

3) greater than       4) the greatest as 


25. Choose the grammatically correct sentence from the following. 

1) Aruna is more prettiest girl in the class. 

2) Aruna is more prettier girl in the class. 

3) Aruna is the prettiest girl in the class. 

4) Aruna is prettier as more girls in the class. 


26. Ashoka was the ........ king in the world. 

Choose the correct expression that fits in the blank. 

1) so great as           2) as great as 

3) the greater        4) the greatest 



ANSWERS

1-3; 2-2; 3-4; 4-1; 5-2; 6-3; 7-2; 8-1; 9-4; 10-2; 11-1; 12-1; 13-4; 14-1; 15-1; 16-3; 17-3; 18-4; 19-2; 20-3; 21-4; 22-2; 23-1; 24-2; 25-3; 26-4. 

Express different levels of intensity!

Degrees of Comparison in the English language are important because they allow us to express different levels of intensity, quality, or quantity when comparing adjectives and adverbs. They help convey nuances in meaning by indicating whether something is of a higher, lower, or equal degree. The three main degrees are positive (used to describe a single item or action), comparative (used to compare two items or actions), and superlative (used to compare three or more items or actions). Understanding and using degrees of comparison correctly enhances clarity and precision in communication, enabling speakers and writers to convey information more effectively.

1. Raju and Ramu both did badly in the exam. Raju got 25% and Ramu only got 20%. Identify the correct sentence that matches with the above situation. 

    1) Ramu is more badly than Raju. 

    2) Raju did not do better than Ramu. 

    3) Raju is not better than Ramu. 

    4) Ramu did worse than Raju. 

2. In running race, John got the first prize and Tony got second prize. Identify the correct sentence that matches with the above situation. 

    1) Tony ran faster than John. 

    2) John ran as fast as Tony. 

    3) Tony did not run faster than John. 

    4) John did not run faster than Tony. 

3. Silver costs Rs.400 per gram. Gold costs Rs.5800 per gram. We can compare Silver and Gold as 

    1) Silver is not so costly as Gold. 

    2) Silver is costlier than Gold. 

    3) Gold is costly than Silver. 

    4) Gold is not so costly as Silver. 


4. Ravi Sir came to the class at 9:15 AM. Students came to the class at 8:30 AM (Actually class time is 9 AM). 

    1) Ravi Sir is more punctual than the students. 

    2) Students are more punctual than Ravi Sir. 

    3) Ravi Sir is as punctual as students. 

    4) Students are not so punctual as Ravi Sir. 

5.     In the following sentence, identify the error part. 

    She is (A)/ more younger (B)/ than he (C)/ no error (D) 

    1) A          2) B          3) C          4) D

6.     What is the word for superlative degree for the word 'little'?

    1) less     2) littlest     3) little       4) least 

7.     Identify the incorrect use of degree of comparison in the following sentences. 

    1) Ram is happier than Raj. 

    2) Tina helped Sheela more than she helped Rita when there was a difficult task. 

    3) He is thinnest person of all in our college. 

    4) No other man is as richer as Mukul in the city. 

8. The banyan tree is the friendliest of all the trees. The comparative degree of the given  sentence is? 

    1) The banyan tree is more friendlier than any other tree. 

    2) The banyan tree is friendlier than any other tree. 

    3) The banyan tree is friendlier than many other trees. 

    4) The banyan tree is friendlier than any other trees. 

9.     Either Ramu or Raju, who is ......? 

    
1) taller       2) the tallest 

    3) the taller      4) the tall 

10. Some people have more money than brains. This sentence may also be expressed as 

    1) Some people have so much brain as money. 

    2) Some people do not have as much brains as money. 

    3) Some people have much more brains. 

    4) Some people have much more money. 

11. Find out the most appropriate meaning of the given sentence. 

    Siri is not more beautiful than Sowmya. 

    1) Sowmya is atleast as beautiful as Siri. 

    2) Sowmya is a beautiful girl than Siri and others. 

    3) Sowmya is more beautiful than Siri. 

    4) Siri is more beautiful than Sowmya. 

12. Find out the appropriate comparative degree for the following sentence among the four options. Some other boys in the team are atleast as tall as Vineeth. 

    1) Vineeth is tall than some other boys in the team. 

    2) Vineeth is not taller than some other boys in the team. 

    3) Some other boys in the team are not taller than Vineeth. 

    4) Some other boys in the team at least tallest than Vineeth. 

13. ''Ali is taller than Raheem''. If you change the sentence into the positive form correctly, you will get: 

    1) Raheem is less tall than Ali. 

    2) Raheem can be as tall as Ali. 

    3) Raheem is not so tall as Ali. 

    4) Raheem is as tall as Ali. 


14. ''Shakunthalam is the best drama in Sanskrit''. The above sentence in the comparative degree is 

    1) Shakunthalam is better than any other drama in Sanskrit. 

    2) Shakunthalam is a good drama than any other drama in Sanskrit. 

    3) Shakunthalam is a better than many other dramas in Sanskrit. 

    4) Shakunthalam is a good drama than most other dramas in Sanskrit. 

15. Complete the sentence choosing the suitable alternative. 

    Everyone's heard of ''United Team''. They are the ......... (famous) football team in the world. 

    1) more famous      2) most famous 

    3) fame                4) familiar 

16. Find the sentence which conveys the same meaning for the following sentence. 

    She loves the dog better than them. 

    1) She loves the dog better than the dog loves them. 

    2) She loves both them and the dog better. 

    3) She loves the dog better than she loves them. 

    4) She loves them better than the dog. 

17. Oedipus, the King is the greatest of all tragic characters. Comparative degree of this sentence is: Oedipus, the King is ....... 

    1) a great tragic character. 

    2) a greater tragic character. 

    3) greater than any other tragic character. 

    4) the great than some tragic character. 


18. The backpack is ........ (heavy) than the suitcase. 

    1) more heavy       2) more heavier 

    3) heavier           4) as heavier

19. Identify the correct positive degree of comparison of the sentence given below. 

    Delhi is one of the most crowded cities of India. 

    1) No other city of India is as crowded as Delhi. 

    2) Very few cities of India are as crowded as Delhi. 

    3) No city of India is as crowded as Delhi. 

    4) Delhi is one of the crowded cities of India. 

20. Identify the sentence which is different in meaning. 

    1) No other internet search engine is as sought after as Google. 

    2) Google is the one of the most sought after internet search engines. 

    3) Google is more sought after than any other internet search engine. 

    4) Google is the most sought after internet search engine. 


21. Which of the following four sentences is grammatically correct? 

    1) Viswanadhan Anand plays chess more skillfully than any other player. 

    2) No other player plays chess as most skillfully as Viswanadhan Anand. 

    3) Very few players play chess more skillfully as Viswanadhan Anand.

    4) Viswanadhan Anand plays chess most skillfully as one of the players. 


22. Sport is ...... (interesting) than politics. 

    Choose the correct comparative form for the word given in the bracket. 

    1) very interesting     2) more interesting 

    3) much interesting    4) most interesting 

23. This is most important function of a foot-march. The comparative form of the given sentence is 

    1) This function is more important than many other functions of the foot-march. 

    2) This function is more important than most other functions of a foot-march. 

    3) Very few functions of a foot-march are as important as this function. 

    4) This function is more important than any other function of a foot-march. 


24. ''Anil is not taller than Ravi''. If you change the above sentence into the     positive degree correctly, you will get: 

    1) Ravi is so tall as Anil. 

    2) Ravi is taller than Anil. 

    3) Ravi is as taller as Anil. 

    4) Ravi is at least as tall as Anil. 


25. Jack's mother is 54. His father is 69. So we can compare their ages as ….... 

    1) Jack's mother is much younger. 

    2) Jack's father is much older. 

    3) Jack's mother is much younger than his father. 

    4) Jack's parents are older than each other. 


26. Very few Indian Kings were as great as Ashoka. This sentence can be understood as 

    1) Ashoka was the greatest Indian King. 

    2) Ashoka was greater than any other King. 

    3) Ashoka was greater than most other Indian Kings. 

    4) No other Indian King was as great as Ashoka. 


ANSWERS

1-4; 2-3; 3-1; 4-2; 5-2; 6-4; 7-4; 8-2; 9-3;  10-2; 11-1; 12-2; 13-3; 14-1; 15-2; 16-3;  17-3; 18-3; 19-2; 20-2; 21-1; 22-2; 23-4; 24-1; 25-3; 26-3.


Writer: Ravikumar Putnam
 

Posted Date : 23-11-2023

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