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Adjective Rules

Rules: Adjectives used in Comparative degree

Rule2:-

Adjectives prefer and preferable are adjectives of Comparative degree, preposition ‘to’ is used after preferable and prefer. Also, ‘rather than’ can be used in place of ‘to’ after prefer.

- Telegram is preferable to WhatsApp nowadays. (correct)


When comparison is b/w two nouns or two gerunds, preposition ‘to’ is used after prefer. However, when comparison is b/w two verbs,rather than’ is used after prefer.

- Reena prefers sleeping to studying. (correct) [comparison b/w gerunds]

- Reena prefers milk to coffee. (correct) [comparison b/w nouns]

- Reena prefers to read rather than write. (correct) [comparison b/w verbs]


Rule3:-

Preposition ‘to’ is used after Adjectives ending in -ior like senior, junior, prior, superior, inferior, posterior etc.

- Reena is senior than Riya. (incorrect)

- Reena is senior to Riya. (correct)

Note:- This rule is important, questions are framed from this rule in competitive exams.


Rule4:-

When we compare two qualities of the same person or thing. We should not use comparative in ‘er’ format instead we should use more + Positive degree.

-Riya is more brave than stronger. (incorrect)

-Riya is more brave than strong. (correct)


these adjectives represent quality which is complete in itself i.e. in highest degree.

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