What degree of comparison is used in the sentence: "Carol needs a quieter office than she now has." ?

1 Answer
Oct 24, 2016

The Comparative.


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.'