What degree of comparison is used in the sentence: "Carol needs a quieter office than she now has." ?
The three degrees of comparison are: the Positive, the Comparative, and the Superlative.
The Positive is when the object is described in terms of itself. For example: 'Carol needs a quiet office.'
The Comparative is when comparing two or more of the same type of objects. For example: 'Carol needs a quieter office than she now has.'
The Superlative is when placing the other object higher than all others of the same type. For example: 'Carol needs the quietest of all the offices.'