Questions tagged [adjective-degrees]

This tag for questions about adjective degrees such as positive (base or plain), comparatives, and superlatives.

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Does “very” have two meanings? [closed]

It’s very rainy. It means it rains a lot. The sun is very bright. It means the sun makes intense light. In conclusion, “very” means either “very large in amount” or “very large in degree.” What I ...
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The definite article in the first position

Can I use "the" before "best reflects" in my sentence? I can use it after "personality" but I am not sure it sounds natural before "the best reflects..." "...
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The extent of closeness

"She came and sat by/beside/close to/next to/near me." To me, the bold lettered prepositions seem to have almost the same meaning. Is there any difference between them? If so, would you ...
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The decoration of the new office block is more/most pleasing

This sentence is from Edgar Thorpe's Objective English. As I know, we should use the comparative adjective to compare between two entities and superlative adjective to compare among three or more. But ...
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Use of positive and comparative degrees in the same sentence

John said that his records are better than or at least as good as hers. John said that his records at their least are as good as hers. John said that his records are at their least as good as hers. ...
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Does an adjective 'polite' have 2 types of Degrees of comparison?

I read that 'polite' can have 2 ways of degree such as politer / politest and more polite / the most polite. Actually, I take the view of 2nd type because it's a long word, so we need to use more /the ...
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"Your job is more easy than mine" – is the comparative formed properly?

This post talks about the difference between easier and more easily, which inspired me another expression Your job is more easy than mine is this a proper expression? I guess it is grammatical but ...
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Adjective: Use of than in degree

I was going through error detection exercise. I came across a question - He is the oldest than other player in the team My book says, than is superfluous. Anyone tell me which rule follow here ...
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My mobile is getting SLOW \ SLOWER

I have heard people say: My mobile is getting slow. My Mobile is getting slower. Which is correct to say? Thank you.
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Which of the meanings of the adjective "mean" can have comparison or superlativeness?

Of of the gradable (synthetic) adjectives (adjective that have suffix of "-er" or "-est") is mean > meaner > meanest). Now looking at the dictionary, shows 7 meanings for this adjective! Adjective:...