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- (US) IPA (key): /kəmˈpɛr.ə.tɪv/
- (UK) IPA (key): /kəmˈpær.ə.tɪv/
- Hyphenation: com‧par‧a‧tive
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- You use comparative to show that something is not great but is better than something else.
- They lived in the comparative comfort of her uncle's house.
- You use comparative to show that someone or something is not quite a beginner, etc., but almost the same as one.
- The absent father was a comparative stranger to the son.
- Comparative study is a form of study that looks at how things are alike and different.
- (countable) A comparative is a form of a comparable adjective. You use it to show that something is "more big", "more good", etc.
- For example:
- Big is a comparable adjective and bigger is the comparative.
- Intelligent is a comparable adjective. Its comparative is more intelligent.
- My students always forget the -er in comparatives.
For more detail, go to this Appendix about adjectives