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We often use and , and to show degree with adverbs:
A comparison shows how two subjects are similar; a contrast shows how two subjects are different. People compare and contrast in both writing and life. In writing, you must first decide whether you will compare, contrast or both. Follow these steps when writing a comparison / contrast essay.
This issue is addressed in the section on .
Unlike , which often seem capable of popping up almost anywhere in a sentence, adjectives nearly always appear immediately before the noun or noun phrase that they modify. Sometimes they appear in a string of adjectives, and when they do, they appear in a set order according to category. (See .) When indefinite pronouns such as something, someone, anybody are modified by an adjective, the adjective comes after the pronoun:
It would be better if "She grew to be only four feet tall."
Adjectives that are really , verb forms with and endings, can be troublesome for some students. It is one thing to be a child; it is an altogether different matter to be a child. Do you want to go up to your professor after class and say that you are or that you are ? Generally, the ending means that the noun so described ("you") has a passive relationship with something something (the subject matter, the presentation) has bewildered you and you are confused. The ending means that the noun described has a more active role you are not making any sense so you are confusing (to others, including your professor).
The same process can be used to downplay the degree:
4. Editing - Making grammar changes. Examples would be: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Subject/verb agreement, and Word usage.
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Review the section on for the formation of modifiers created when words are connected: a four-year-old child, a nineteenth-century novel, an empty-headed fool.