comparative degree


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Synonyms for comparative degree

the comparative form of an adjective or adverb

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The Court held that maritime liability "is to be allocated among the parties proportionately to the comparative degree of their fault, and that liability for such damages is to be allocated equally only when the parties are equally at fault or when it is not possible fairly to measure the comparative degree of their fault.
discussed infra) where the Supreme Court held that liability in a maritime case is to be allocated equally only when the parties are equally at fault or when it is not possible fairly to measure the comparative degree of their fault.
Regular comparison takes place through the addition of suffixes: -ER (-ar and -er) to form the comparative degree and -EST (-est and -yst) to form the superlative.
Periphrastic comparison, through the addition of MORE to form the comparative degree, and MOST to form the superlative is, as in the case of adjectives, only sporadic and marked emotionally.
The word helder in the title has the ending of an adjective in the comparative degree but does not denote that.
Warriner and his excellent text on English grammar and composition: "In standard English usage employ the comparative degree when comparing more than two.
Still, it has to be said the portal provides a lot of information about the history of the various regional commands of the army, career prospects for the new entrants, the history and comparative degrees of the various awards, a snapshot of the welfare and adventure activities of the force, and biographical details of the chiefs of army staff.
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