MICHAEL’S RULES OF CORRECT ENGLISH USAGE
ADJECTIVES – POSITIVE, COMPARATIVE & SUPERLATIVE
PART 2 – IRREGULAR COMPARISONS
Forming the comparative and superlative degrees of some adjectives can only be accomplished by using different words for different degrees and this process is called irregular comparison. Note the examples below:
good, better, best
bad, worse, worst
many, more most
Give the comparative and superlative degrees of the following words: little, well and fore.
SINCE WHEN IS THIS CORRECT
Read the following, find the error and correct it. Explain the error.
“And it will not change until we change that culture. Which is to say: If we want leaders who take responsibility, we have to accept our own.”
Andrew Coyne, Postmedia News, “What Gov. Christie should have said”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
The word for today is “retributive”.
What part of speech is “retributive”?
Define “retributive” and use it in a sentence.