Interchange of degrees of Comparison.

//Interchange of degrees of Comparison.

Interchange of degrees of Comparison.

 

Comparative degrees

Mohan has more ink than Sohan.

Sohan has less ink than Mohan.

Sheetal has more water than Ram.

Ram has less water than Sheetal.

A big book has more pages than a newspaper.

A newspaper has fewer pages than a big book.

A library has more books than a classroom.

A classroom has fewer books than a library.

 

 

Interchange of degrees of Comparison.

The degree of Adjectives or Adverbs can be changed without changing (altering) the meaning (sense) of the sentence.

Generally the sentence of positive degree is changed / converted (transformed) into the sentence of comparative degree using with the following;as,

He is as good as Mukesh. (Positive Degree)

Mukesh is not better than he. (Comparative Degree)

She is not so beautiful as Nilu. (Positive)

Nilu is more beautiful than she. (Comparative)

A cat runs as fast as a dog. (Positive)

A dog does not run faster than a cat. (Comparative)

Birds do not fly so fast as the aeroplane. (Positive Degree)

The aeroplane flies faster than birds. (Comparative)

He reads as carefully as I do. (Positive)

I do not read more carefully than he does. (Comparative)

You know her as well as I do. (Positive)

I do not know her better than you do. (Comparative)

I would as soon die as tell a lie. (Positive)

I would sooner die than tell a lie. (Comparative)

Or / I would rather die than tell a lie. (Comparative)

He has not as much honesty as money. (Positive)

He has more money than honesty. (Comparative)

I know these wicked boys as well as you do. (Positive)

You do not know these wicked boys better than I do. (Comparative)

A woman so noble as Mother Teresa was never born. (Positive)

A nobler woman than Mother Teresa was never born. (Comparative)

I treat poor with the same respect as I do the rich. (Positive)

I treat the poor with no less respect than the rich. (Comparative)

Or I do not treat the rich with more respect than the poor. (Comparative)

Or I do not treat the rich wtih more respect than I do the poor. (Comparative)

 

The sentence of comparative degree is changed / converted (transformed) into the sentence of positive degree using with the following ways:

 

Varsha is more beautiful than Shweta. (Comparative)

Shweta is not so beautiful as Varsha. (Positive)

He is not taller than you. (Comparative)

You are as tall as he. (Positive)

Bread is more useful than gold. (Comparative)

Gold is not useful as bread. (Positive)

My horse runs faster than your dog.(Comparative)

Your dog does not run so fast as my horse. (Positive)

This man has more buffaloes than cows. (Comparative)

This man does not have as many cows as buffaloes. (Positive)

The birds fly faster than the eagles. (Comparative)

The kites do not fly as fast as the birds. (Positive)

 

 

 

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