Technical stuff – part 8: adjectives (regular and irregular)
Adjectives can be regular or irregular.
These are adjectives which can be used to show a difference in degree, for example:
Beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful (‘More’ and ‘most’ are, technically, called ‘premodifiers’ but you don’t need to worry about that unless you like filing away long words.)
Thin, thinner, thinnest (‘Er’ and ‘est’ are ‘inflections’. Again, not a detail to worry about.)
These are adjectives which do not take ‘premodifiers’ or ‘inflections’ to show a difference in degree because the word itself changes instead. For example:
Bad, worse, worst (We would not write ‘badder’ or ‘baddest’, or ‘more bad’ or ‘most bad’.)
Good, better, best (We would not write ‘gooder’ or ‘goodest’, or ‘more good’ or ‘most good’.)
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