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(SOME SOLVED EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN AT THE END

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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

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

It is easier to speak than to act. A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 36. Very few animals are as useful as the cow. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 30. Disraeli was the greatest statesman of England. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 34. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 29. Greenland is the largest island in the world.24. . Gold is one of the most precious metals. A horse is more intelligent than an ass. Asoka was one of the greatest Indian kings. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 27. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 32. Kalidasa is one of the greatest poets. There are few districts as fertile as Hoshiarpur. Bombay is the best sea-port in India. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 25. Very few books are as popular as Dickens’ David Copperfield. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 26. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 33. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 31. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 35. ___________________________________________________________________ __ 28. Lead is heavier than any other metal.

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

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