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Comparatives and Superlatives as Modifiers

Comparatives and Superlatives as Modifiers Comparatives and Superlatives as Modifiers  The comparative kind is restricted to evaluating two issues whereas the superlative kind compares greater than two issues. Examples: Abu’s older camel died final week. (This sentence says that Abu has two camels, one in all which died final week. Older modifies the camel that

Fused Participles

A fused participle comes about when a noun or pronoun preceding a gerund is not used in the possessive form. A verb that ends in –ing may function as either a noun called a gerund (which is a form of a verb acting as a noun), or an adjective called a present participle. The noun

Hard – Near

Hard – Near Hard – Near I didn’t perform well as the test was hard. (Adjective) Everyone was trying hard not to laugh at his new haircut. (Adverb) On the high ground, we could see the moon rising over the horizon. (Adjective) What were those circling high in the sky? (Adverb) He kept repeating day

Airmail-First

Airmail-First Airmail-First This is an airmail letter from my pen pal in Timbuctoo. (Adjective) She sent it airmail and I’m still waiting for it. (Adverb) She alone knew what happened that night. (Adjective) She raised twenty puppies alone. (Adverb) He lost his wallet to a pickpocket when he kept it in his back pocket. (Adjective)