BA English, Paper B, Rules of Correction of Adjective

Rules of correction of Adjective:  

Rule No 1:

when we compare two persons or things, we use comparative degree of adjective.

  1. He is the tallest than Aslam. (incorrect)

He is taller than Aslam.

  1. Of the two routs, this is the shortest. (incorrect)

Of the two routs, this is shorter.

Rule No 2:

when we compare one thing more than two things, we use superlative degree.

  1. He is the taller boy in the class. (incorrect)

He is the tallest boy in the class.

  1. She is the more beautiful girl in the college. (incorrect)

She is the most beautiful girl in the college.

Rule No 3:

Use of double comparative or double superlative is wrong.

  1. He is more taller than Aslam. (incorrect)

He is taller than Aslam.

  1. She is the most best girl in the college. (Incorrect)

She is the best girl in the college.

Rule No 4:

We cannot compare the things of different kinds.

  1. My shirt is better than you. (incorrect)

My shirt is better than your shirt.

  1. The climate of Multan is hotter than Lahore. (incorrect)

The climate of Multan is hotter than of Lahore.

Rule No 5:

We cannot make the comparative & superlative degree of the following adjectives, “complete, prefect, acquire, circular, unique, extreme, cheap, tall, empty, full, impossible, universal.”

  1. He gave me the fullest reply. (incorrect)

He gave me the fullest reply.

  1. This building is most prefect than that. (incorrect)

This building is perfect.

Rule No 6:

We always use “to” instead of “that”, with following words, “senior, junior, interior, superior, prior, elder, inferior, or posterior.”

  1. He is junior than Aslam. (Incorrect)

He is junior to Aslam.

  1. I prefer this book over that. (incorrect)

I prefer this book to that.

Rule No 7:

When we compare one person or thing, we compare through second degree of “other” along with “any”.

  1. Aslam is taller than any student in the class. (Incorrect).

Aslam is taller than any other in the class.      

  1. Lahore is more beautiful than any city in the Punjab. (incorrect)

Lahore is more beautiful than any other city.

Rule No 8:

when we compare one person or thing with other through a third degree of adjective. We do not use “other” along with “all”.

  1. Aslam is the wisest of all the other students. (incorrect)

Aslam is the wisest of all the students.

  1. It is the most wonderful of all the other picture. (Incorrect)

It is the most wonderful of all pictures.

Rule No 9:

“Some” is used in positive sentence while “any” is used in negative sentence.

  1. Please bring any water for me. (incorrect)

Please bring some water for me.

  1. He did not give me some money. (incorrect)

He did not give me any money.

Rule No 10:

“Older” & “oldest” are used for different in age of person in general, while “eldest” & “eldest” is used for different in age or person within the family.

  1. She is elder than (incorrect)

She is older than I.

  1. She is my older sister. (incorrect)

She is my elder sister.    

Rule No 11:

“Farther” means more distance and “further” means addition.

  1. I went further than (incorrect)

I went farther than I.

  1. I had nothing farther to say. (Incorrect)

                I had nothing further to say.

Rule No 12:

“Less” is used for quantity and size, while, “fewer” is used for number.

  1. Aslam has less books than Ali. (incorrect)

Aslam has fewer books than Ali.

Rule No 13:

“Last” means something which is an end, while, latest means something which quite fresh.  

  1. My name was the latest in the list. (incorrect)

My name was the last in the list.

  1. What is the last news of the match? (Incorrect)

What is the latest news of the match?

Rule No 14:

“Few” means hardly any one; “a few” means some, “the means” some which already has known.

  1. I have only few friends in the city. (incorrect)

I have only a few fiends in the city.

  1. A few friends I have are all very old. (Incorrect)

                The few friends I have are all very old.

Rule No 15:

Little” means not much, “a little” means some; “the little” means some that already known.

  1. There is little sugar in the milk.( incorrect)

There is a little sugar in the milk.

  1. A little money he had, he lost in gambling. (incorrect)

The little money he had, he lost in gambling.   

Rule No 16:

We always use adjective after the following verbs, the use of adverb after them is wrong.

“Smile, sound, feel, taste, appear, seem, rename, keep, prove, look”.

  1. Roses smell sweetly. (incorrect)

Roses smell sweet.

  1. She looks happily. (incorrect)

She looks happy.

 

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  1. very nicely descriptions of corrections .. i get understand all rules thanks ….
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