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Comparative Degree of Adjectives & Adverbs (Published)

The current study entitled Comparative Degree of Adjectives and Adverbs”.   Comparison is an attempt to show degrees of comparison in the English language. The degrees of comparison in English grammar are made with adjectives and adverbs to show how big or small, high or low, more or less, many or few, of the qualities, numbers, and positions of the nouns (persons, things, places) in comparison to the others mentioned in the other part of a sentence or an expression. Therefore, the comparative degree is the form we use when we compare two things (a group of things) (Leech 84). This paper deals with regular (e.g. younger, more beautiful, less carefully) and irregular (better, worse, farther) comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs. In addition of the introduction and conclusion, this paper consists of four main sections. Section one deals with the regular and irregular comparative degree of adjectives. Section two studies and explains the regular and irregular comparative degree of adverbs. Section three is an attempt to state the changes that happen in spelling and pronunciation of adjectives and adverbs in making a comparative degree. Section four presents the intensifiers use with a comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs. The work ends with a summary and a prominent conclusion.

Keywords: Comparative degree, adjectives, adverbs, regular and irregular forms