Comparison of Adjectives Exercise (237)

Edit the following sentences to remove any errors of the comparison of adjectives.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: The purchase of more durable goods is a more stronger indicator of economic growth than shoe sales.
Correct : The purchase of more durable goods is a stronger indicator of economic growth than shoe sales.

The comparative is formed by adding -er to a short adjective, OR by placing more in front of a long adjective.

2.
Original: I joined the Nature Society because I want to do my part to support a more greener society than what we have now.
Correct : I joined the Nature Society because I want to do my part to support a greener society than what we have now.

The comparative is formed by adding -er to a short adjective, OR by placing more in front of a long adjective.

3.
Original: I just discovered the most awesomest video game called "Kill ‘em All and Let God Sort ‘em Out."
Correct : I just discovered the most awesome video game called "Kill ‘em All and Let God Sort ‘em Out."

The superlative is formed by adding -est to a short adjective, OR by placing most in front of a long adjective.

4.
Original: Tonia’s dress was made of the loveliest, softest, most delicate velvet I’ve ever seen.
Correct : Tonia’s dress was made of the loveliest, softest, most delicate velvet I’ve ever seen.

This sentence was originally correct.

5.
Original: The child said it was the most happy elephant in the world.
Correct : The child said it was the happiest elephant in the world.

The superlative of happy is happiest.

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