FTCE : Comparative and superlative

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for FTCE

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Example Questions

Example Question #2 : Ftce

A comparative adjective form is used to describe ________________.

Possible Answers:

distinguish one item from a group of more than three items in terms of a quality

two, and only two, objects being directly compared to one another in terms of a quality

None of these

two, and only two, proper nouns

Correct answer:

two, and only two, objects being directly compared to one another in terms of a quality

Explanation:

Comparative adjectives are used when two objects are being directly compared. "The sun is brighter than the moon," is an example of a comparative adjective. Superlative adjectives are used to distinguish one item from many. "Of all the bodies in our galaxy, the sun is the brightest."

Comparative and superlative adjective forms can be used to describe any noun in terms of any quality.

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