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Monday, 3 November 2008

Practice Exercise: Degree of Comparison

Change the Degree of Comparison in the following sentences without altering the senses:

1. A horse is more intelligent than an ass.

2. A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.

3. Bombay is the best sea-port in India.

4. Disraeli was the greatest statesman of England.

5. There are few districts as fertile as Hoshiarpur.

6. Kalidasa is one of the greatest poets.

7. Very few books are as popular as Dickens� �David Copperfield�.

8. Gold is one of the most precious metals.

9. It is easier to speak than to act.

10. The train runs faster than a horse-cart.

11. He knows you better than I.

12. He knows you better than me.

13. Of all men he is the meanest.

14. Let us see who runs fastest.

15. He does his work more honestly than anybody else.

16. Few historians write as graphically as Macaulay.

17. John bowls faster than Jack.

18. Ashoka was one of the noblest of Indian kings.

19. A live ass is better than a dead lion.

20. Jim seemed more cheerful than any of his companions.