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There are different ways of comparing in English. Some of them are the following:

  • The adverbial phrase is less than, which means that one thing is smaller than another. For
  • example, the book is shorter than the dictionary
  • There's a lack of water in Africa compared to other places
  • The cost of living in New York City is higher than that in Chicago

In English, there are some guidelines that can assist you create comparisons. 1 You can add -er to an adjective (descriptive word) if it is one syllable. For example, tiny denotes a smaller object; big denotes a larger object; lovely denotes a nicer object. 2 You can alter the ending to -ier if the adjective has two syllables but ends in -y.

Comparing two different things that are not exactly the same can be challenging. However, there are some tips to help you with it.

  • Think about something that is similar to the subject of your comparison
  • Comparing two different things will be easier if you think about them in terms of values or qualities
  • If you still find it difficult, try to compare your subject with something else in a way that is easier for you
  • Making a list of the differences can be helpful if it helps with your understanding of the differences

  • Positive degree.
  • Comparative degree.
  • Superlative degree
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like, similar to, also, unlike, similarly, in the same way, likewise, again, compared to, in contrast, in like manner, contrasted with, on the contrary, however, although, yet, even though, still, but, nevertheless, conversely, at the same time, regardless, despite, while, on the one hand … on the other hand.

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