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    Adjectives

    Are the following degrees of adjectives are correct? please make necessary corrections.

    faithful = more faithful and most faithful
    casual = extreme
    stable = more and most
    alive = more and most
    charming = more and most
    liberal = extreme
    practical = more and most
    brave = more and most
    innocent = more and most
    diligent = extreme
    law-abiding
    creative = more and most
    nice = extreme
    bold = more and most
    wonderful = more and most
    punctual = more and most
    impressive = more and most
    superb = extreme
    devoted = more and most
    powerful = more and most
    wise = wiser and wisest
    consistent = more and most
    amazing = more and most
    studious = extreme
    confident = more and most
    peaceful = more and most
    stylish = more and most
    courteous = more and most
    fine = Extreme

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    Re: Adjectives

    [QUOTE=Jadoon 84;900313]
    casual = extreme
    liberal = extreme
    brave = more and most/braver, bravest
    diligent = extreme
    law-abiding - more,most
    nice = extreme
    bold = more and most/bolder, boldest
    superb = extreme ?
    studious = extreme
    fine = finer, finest
    Extreme

    None of these adjectives is ungradable, except, perhaps, 'superb' - for some people.

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    Re: Adjectives

    'Are the following degrees of adjectives are correct? Please make necessary corrections.'

    All the single-syllable adjectives quoted should end -er/-est.

    None of the adjectives here are 'extreme'.

    Rover

    EDIT: Did it take me six minutes to write that?

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    Re: Adjectives

    The majority of adjectives are gradable. If you are in doubt, imagine yourself in the situation of being that adjective and see if you can imagine someone more or less "adjective" than you.

    For example, in your original list you suggested that "studious" was "extreme" (ungradable). If you would describe yourself by saying "I am studious", perhaps because you study English for 50 hours a week, then imagine if it is possible for someone else to study English for 60 or 70 or 200 hours a week! Of course, that is possible. That person would be "more studious" than you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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