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(SOME SOLVED EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN AT THE END)

Transformation or interchange of sentences-Change the degree of comparison


without changing the meaning
I. Identify the degree of Comparison used in the sentences given below and
transform these into the other two degrees:
1. Hercules was the strongest of all men.
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2. No other peak in the world is as high as Mt Everest.
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3. Kashmir is more beautiful than any other place I have seen.
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4. Of all things in the world light travels fastest.
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5. Very few cities in India are bigger than Mumbai.
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6. I am not stronger than him.
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7. This razor is not as sharp as that one.
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8. Mumbai is richer that most other cities in India.
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9. Upshaw is not the tallest girl in the class
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10. I earn as much as she does
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11. She is more beautiful than her sister

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12. Susie is the most intelligent girl in the class.
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13. Gold is more precious than any other metal.
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14. Solomon was the wisest person on earth
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15. No other boy is as tall as John.
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16. Milk is the most nourishing food.
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17. Very few English poets were as great as Wordsworth.
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18. Malacca is the oldest town in Malaysia.
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19. Peter is cleverer than any other boy in the class.
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20. Jupiter is the biggest of all planets.
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21. Very few boys are as industrious as John.
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22. India is the largest democracy in the world.
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23. Shakespeare was greater than any other playwright.
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24. Asoka was one of the greatest Indian kings.


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25. Greenland is the largest island in the world.
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26. Lead is heavier than any other metal.
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27. Very few animals are as useful as the cow.
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28. A horse is more intelligent than an ass.
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29. A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.
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30. Bombay is the best sea-port in India.
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31. Disraeli was the greatest statesman of England.
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32. There are few districts as fertile as Hoshiarpur.
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33. Kalidasa is one of the greatest poets.
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34. Very few books are as popular as Dickens David Copperfield.
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35. Gold is one of the most precious metals.
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36. It is easier to speak than to act.

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37. The train runs faster than a horse-cart.
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38. He knows you better than I.
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39. He knows you better than me.
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40. Of all men he is the meanest.
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41. Let us see who runs fastest.
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42. He does his work more honestly than anybody else.
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43. Few historians write as graphically as Macaulay.
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44. John bowls faster than Jack.
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45. Ashoka was one of the noblest of Indian kings.
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46. A live ass is better than a dead lion.
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47. Jim seemed more cheerful than any of his companions.
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48. I know more on this topic than him.
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Interchange of the Degrees of Comparison


The following examples show, it is possible to change the Degree of Comparison of an
Adjective or Adverb in a sentence, without changing the meaning of the sentence.
Positive. -- I am as strong as him.
Comparative. -- He is not stronger than me.
Positive. --This razor is not as sharp as that one.
Comparative. -- That razor is sharper than this one.
Positive. -- Few historians write as interestingly as Joshi.
Comparative. -- Joshi writes more interestingly than most historians.
Positive. -- No other metal is as useful as iron.
Comparative. -- Iron is more useful than any other metal.
Superlative. -- Iron is the most useful of all metals.
Superlative. -- India is the largest democracy in the world.
Comparative. -- India is larger than any other democracy in the world.
Positive. -- No other democracy in the world is as large as India.
Superlative. -- Mumbai is one of the richest cities in India.
Comparative. -- Mumbai is richer than most other cities in India.
Positive. -- Very few cities in India are as rich as Mumbai.
Superlative. -- Usha Kiran is not the tallest of all the buildings in the city.
Comparative. -- Usha Kiran is not taller than some other buildings in the city.
OR
Some other buildings in the city are perhaps tatter than Usha Kiran.
positive. -- Some other buildings in the city are at least as tall as Usha Kiran.
OR
Usha Kiran is perhaps not as tall as some other buildings in the city.
Superlative. -- Naomi is not one of the cleverest girls in the class.
Comparative. -- Some girls of the class are cleverer than Naomi,.
OR
Naomi is less clever than some other girls of the class.
Positive. -- Naomi is not so clever as some other girls of the class.