To show how they differ in degree or extent, most adjectives and adverbs have three degrees
(or forms)óthe positive, the comparative, and the superlative.
One-syllable words form these degrees in a regular way.
➲ The positive degree (or form)
is used when an adjective or adverb modifier is not
being compared. The young sister walked with her brother.
(Young simply states the
➲ The comparative degree (or form) is used when two people, places, things, or ideas
are compared. Add -er to these words to form the comparative. The younger sister
walked with her father. (The sisterís age is being compared to the age of another
➲The superlative degree (or form) is used when more than two people, places,
things, or ideas are compared. Add -est to these words to form the superlative.
The youngest sister walked with her mother. (The sisterís age is compared to the ages of
at least two other sisters.)
|Positive Degree ||Comparative Degree ||Superlative Degree
||tall ||taller || tallest
||fast || faster || fastest
||large ||larger ||largest
||small || smaller ||smallest
||light ||lighter || lightest |
You still want that cardiovascular exercise to stay in the schedule, but change the activity you are doing. Try a new cardio class at the gym or community center once a week. Hop on an elliptical cross trainer. Step into the world of biking if your feet are always on the ground. Anything different is going to be good.