Comparative (definition)

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The comparative is a construction used with adjectives and adverbs used to compare and contrast in degrees two different entities. In English this would be like using the inflection “-er” and the periphrastic construction “more.” For example, John is bigger than Susan, or The Picasso is more desirable than the Pollock.

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  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.