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" An obedient son." 364. In English, an adjective is varied only to express the degrees of comparison. There are three degrees of comparison — the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. 365. The positive degree simply describes an object ; as,... "
French in ten months, by the author of French as it is spoken - Page 96
by John Tourrier - 1859
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Smith's New Grammar: English Grammar, on the Productive System: a Method of ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1834 - 192 pages
...or deline it ; as, " An obedient son." 364. In English, an adjective is varied only to express the degrees of comparison. There are three degrees of comparison — the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. 365. The positive degree simply describes an object ; as, " John is good." 366....
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Murray's System of English Grammar: Improved, and Adapted to the Present ...

Lindley Murray, Enoch Pond - English language - 1835 - 70 pages
...quality ; as, " an industrious man." The only variation which adjectives admit, is that of the degress of comparison. There are three degrees of comparison ; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. The positive state expresses the quality of an object, without any increase or...
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Cheever's Latin Accidence: An Elementary Grammar, for Beginners in the Study ...

Ezekiel Cheever - Latin language - 1838 - 72 pages
...i. COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES. Adjectives, whose signification may be increased, or diminished, admit of comparison. There are three degrees of comparison ; the Positive, the Comparative, and the Superlative. The Positive signifies the thing absolutely, without excess ; as, durus, hard...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1840 - 192 pages
...or define it ; as, " An obedient son." 364. In English, an adjective is varied only .to express th« degrees of comparison. There are three degrees of comparison — the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. 365. The positive degree simply describes an object ; as, " John is goud." 3tiG....
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1841 - 192 pages
...or define it ; as, " An obedient son." 364. In English, an adjective is varied only to express the degrees of comparison. There are three degrees of comparison — the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. 365. The positive degree simply describes an object ; as, " John is goad." 306....
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Abridgment of Murray's English Grammar. Improved, with an enlarged appendix ...

Lindley MURRAY - 1841 - 125 pages
...Thus we say, "A careless boy ; careless girls."* The only variation which it admits, is that of the degrees of comparison. There are three degrees of comparison; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. The positive state expresses the quality of an object, without any increase or...
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Introductory Lessons in English Grammar

Noble Butler - English language - 1871 - 78 pages
...fourth, ifc. Questions. What is an adjective? — a qualifying adjective 7 — a limiting adjective ': DEGREES OF COMPARISON. There are three degrees of comparison — the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. As, boH. bo'der, boldes*. cold, colder, coldest The positive degree is the simple...
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A French grammar

B. Du Gué - 1848 - 80 pages
...follow the same rule as substantives in forming their plural. See No. 170, &c. DEGREES OF COMPARISON* DEGREES OF COMPARISON. There are three degrees of comparison — the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. 212. Adjectives are all compared thus: — Positive, Comparative relative, of...
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A grammar of the French language, with exercises

Léon Contanseau - 1849 - 12 pages
...long. bad. wicked. better. less. Petit, Saint, Vieux, Vilain, little. holy. old. ugly. FORMATION OP THE DEGREES OF COMPARISON. There are three degrees of comparison ; the Positive, the Comparative, and the Superlative. 1. The Positive is the adjective itself: as, il est savant ; he is learned. 2....
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The British Friend, Volume 8

Society of Friends - 1850
...subject to, is that which expresses a greater or lesser degree of the qualification. ' These are termed degrees of comparison." " There are three degrees of comparison ; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative." The distinctions are founded in nature, and, therefore, in one form or another,...
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