One of the most vivid memories of my early childhood is of the two men - Change the degree of adjectives?
- A vivid memory of my early childhood is of the two men
- An even more vivid memory of my early childhood is one about the two men.
The sample sentence uses "most vivid" -- an adjective in the
The changes use the adjective "vivid" in the positive and the comparative degrees.
The "degree" of an adjective is its degree of comparison.
#-#speaking of one thing only
#-#comparing two things
#-#comparing more than two things
Examples of adjectives used in these degrees:
The adjective "tall"
- Jeffrey is tall. (positive)
- Richard is taller. (comparative)
- Franklin is tallest. (superlatives)
The adjective "intelligent"
- Simon is intelligent.
- David is more intelligent.
- Joseph is the most intelligent.
This sentence is from Alice in Wonderland:
"Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (She was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)."
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
What Lewis Carroll meant by "good English" is that the adjective "curious" is so long that you are supposed to form the comparative by saying "More curious!"
Here's a Khan Academy video about the degrees of adjectives:
When I was in seventh grade, the English teacher said that teenagers could memorize music lyrics very well, so he turned the three degrees of adjectives into a rock-n-roll song, like this:
♪ Positive, comparative, superlative
Positive, comparative, superlative
Ha ha ha! I thought he was funny
I still remember them after all these years.
And now you will too.