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Comparison, in grammar, is a property of adjectives and adverbs.

Adjectives and adverbs take three degrees, such as kind, kinder, kindest. The central degree is comparative, since for example Bill is kinder than Joe. whereas the first and third degrees make no comparison. Likewise the use of more as in more quickly is comparative, where quick and quickest are not.

Positive Comparative Superlative
good better best
well better best
bad worse worst
far farther farthest
far further furthest
little smaller, less(er) smallest, least
many, much more most

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