5 Errors with Comparative and Superlative Forms


Adjectives and adverbs come in three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. When comparing or contrasting two or more things, we use the comparative or superlative degrees. The following chart gives some examples of adjectives and adverbs in their various degrees.












more beautiful

most beautiful









more sweetly

most sweetly


more gladly

most gladly


more carefully

most carefully




When using these modifiers in comparisons, avoid the following common errors.


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