Degree of Adjectives Class 5 English Grammar

Degree of Adjectives Class 5 English Grammar has been prepared for learning English Grammar of Class 5 under CBSE, ICSE, and Other State boards as Lesson No 27. Class 5 students in their English Grammar learning process will get help from the Degree of Adjectives Class 5 English Grammar to achieve better speaking and writing skills in English.

This Lesson 27, Degree of Adjectives Class 5 English Grammar contains – Positive Degree, and Comparative Degree, Superlative Degree, with a practice worksheet at the end for better knowledge for class 5.

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Degree of Adjectives: English Grammar Class 5

Adjectives can be used to compare people and things. Adjectives are of three degrees-

  • positive
  • comparative
  • superlative

Positive Degree: 

An adjective is said to be in the positive degree when there is either no comparison or a comparison is made using so…as/as…as


  • It is cold today.
  • Latha is a tall girl.
  • He is as intelligent as his father.
  • I am not so old as you are.

Comparative Degree: 

An adjective is said to be in the comparative degree when two people or things having the same quality are compared using  


  • Yesterday was colder than today.
  • Priya is taller than Latha.

Superlative Degree: 

An adjective is said to be in the superlative degree when three or more people or things having the same quality are compared. 


  • Sunday was the coldest day of the week.
  • Maya is the tallest girl in the class.

Formation of Comparative and Superlative Degrees

1. For most adjectives, the comparative and superlative degrees are formed by adding er and est, respectively, to the positive degree. 



2. For adjectives ending in e, the comparative and superlative degrees are formed by adding r and st to the positive degrees, respectively.



3. For adjectives ending in a consonant and y, we change the y to i and then add er or est to the positive degrees, to form the comparative and superlative degrees respectively.



4. For adjectives ending in a vowel and y, we only add er and est to the positive degrees, to form the comparative and superlative degrees respectively.



5. For adjectives that consist of only one syllable, end in a consonant, and have a short vowel sound before the consonant, we double the consonant at the end and then add er and est.



6. For adjectives that are made of two or more syllables, we usually add more and most to form the comparative and superlative degrees, respectively.


intelligentmore intelligentmost intelligent
difficultmore difficultmost difficult

7. Some adjectives do not follow any rule.


farfartherfarthest (distance)
farfurtherfurthest (additional)
latelaterlatest (time)
latelaterlast (position)

Order of Adjectives

When there is more than one adjective before a noun, we follow the order.



(a) If we have more than two adjectives in a sentence, we use commas after each

adjective except the last one. (I have a big, red, Mexican hat.)

(b) If there are only two adjectives to describe the noun, we do not put a comma

between the adjectives. (I bought some colorful Kashmiri carpets.)

(c) Adjectives make the sentence more interesting and descriptive. It is not necessary to use adjectives in every sentence and with all nouns. 

Worksheet: Degree of Adjectives Class 5 English Grammar

1. Identify the degrees of comparison used in these sentences.

1. Gold is the most precious metal.

2. North America is a big continent.

3. Africa is bigger than North America.

4. Mt Everest is higher than the Kanchenjunga.

5. These mountains are higher than those.

6. This is the funniest film I have ever seen.

7. Asia is the biggest continent in the world.

8. Malathi is the most intelligent girl in her class.

9. Monica’s task was more challenging than Kiran’s.

10. Mt Everest is the highest mountain in the world.

11. This novel is more interesting than the one you gave me.

12. This sum was the most difficult of all sums.

2. Underline the adjectives in these sentences and say whether the adjectives are in the positive, comparative or superlative degree.

1. Rajni is cleverer than him. ____________

2. This knife is sharper than that one. ____________

3. An elephant is heavier than a giraffe. ____________

4. She is the most talkative girl in the class. ____________

5. Most children enjoy playing with sand on a beach. ____________

6. Getting him to study is the most difficult thing to do. ____________

7. The living room is the biggest room in the apartment. ____________

8. Have you read the latest edition of the school magazine? ____________

9. Both Mr and Mrs Singh are tall, but their son is taller than them. ____________

10. It is more important to participate in than to win the competitions. ____________

11. John and Jim are twins. John is a better chess player than Jim, while Jim is a better swimmer. ____________

12. The last thing you should do when you have a cold is to drink cold water. ____________

3. Fill in each blank with the correct form of the adjective given in the brackets.

1. How is Hari? Is he ____________ (good) now?

2. She is ____________ (bad) singer of the lot.

3. Rain water is____________  (pure) river water.

4. The Rajdhani is ____________  (fast) most trains.

5. She is ____________ (patient) girl I have met.

6. Rahul is ____________ (brilliant) student in his class.

7. This sum is ____________  (difficult) one in this exercise.

8. Bill Gates is one of ____________ (rich) men in the world.

9. Siberia is one of ____________ (cold) places on earth.

10. Yudhishthira was ____________ (old) of the Pandavas.

11. Rita and Asif were declared ____________ (good) speakers in the debate.

12. ____________ (few) people attended the meeting today than yesterday.

Read these sentences.

This house is as big as that one.

Ravi is as tall as Ahmed.

We use the as + adjective + as a phrase to compare two things that are similar.

Now, read these sentences.

This car is not so/as fast as that one.

Ravi is not so/as tall as Prateek.

We use the not so/as + adjective + as the phrase to compare two things that are not similar.

D. Now, make comparisons as indicated.

1. Sugar is ____________ (sweet) honey. (Use as…as.)

2. Pearls are ____________ (expensive) diamonds. (Use not so/as…as.)

3. Vishal is ____________ (strong) Harish. (Use not so/as…as.)

4. Rajan is ____________ (handsome) Rehman. (Use not so/as…as.)

5. This book ____________ (interesting) that book. (Use not so/as…as.)

6. Tom is ____________ (clever) as the other boys in his class. (Use as…as.)

7. Paris is ____________ (busy) London. (Use as…as.)

8. Mussoorie is ____________ (hot) Moscow. (Use not so/as… as.)

9. The deer is ____________ (fast) the cheetah. (Use not so/as…as.)

E. Put these adjectives in the correct columns according tp the way they form their superlative.

loud large expensive thin good tall much light big simple bad red perfect cheap busy lazy anxious fat angry late brave important dirty fine

eststiestdouble consonant+estmostirregular

F. Identify the adjectives and add appropriate punctuation marks.

1. I want to buy a wonderful, antique, dark, Kashmiri table.

2. I found a big, square steel box.

3. It was an old navy blue nylon bag.

4. I saw a large ny red plastic bucket.

5. We bought a beautiful old vase yesterday,

6. I bought a beautiful new green cotton sari. 

7. This is an excellent round antique wooden table.

8. I love that big vintage green car parked on the street.

9. A Buddhist monk gave us a fantastic old, Tibetan souvenir,

10. I bought some lovely small Kashmiri carpets and rugs.

G. Rewrite these adjectives and nouns in the correct order. Use commas between adjectives where required.

1. a sharp pencil red lead


2. a small biscuit chocolate round


3. a warm beach sandy beautiful


4. a handsome brilliant Hollywood actor


5. a singer talented young Indian


6. a yummy hot chocolate cake


7. fresh cool morning breeze


8. a warm soft pink blanket


7 luft warm, pink Wonkt.


Class 5 English Grammar: All Topics & Chapters👇:

Chapter 1. Parts of speech

Chapter 2. The sentence and Types

Chapter 3.  Subject and Predicate

Chapter 4. Nouns and their Types

Chapter 5. Noun and Number

Chapter 6. Noun and Gender

Chapter 7. Articles

Chapter 8. Pronouns and their Classifications

Chapter 9. Verbs and Types of Verbs  

Chapter 10. Regular Verbs Irregular Verbs List 

Chapter 11. Subject and Verb  Agreement 

Chapter 12. Simple Present Tense 

Chapter 13. Present Continuous Tense 

Chapter 14. Present Perfect Tense 

Chapter 15. Present Perfect Continuous Tense 

Chapter 16. Simple Past Tense 

Chapter 17. Past Continuous Tense 

Chapter 18. Past Perfect Tense 

Chapter 19. Past Perfect Continuous Tense 

Chapter 20. Simple Future Tense 

Chapter 21. Future Continuous Tense 

Chapter 22. Future Perfect Tense 

Chapter 23. Future Perfect Continuous Tense 

Chapter 24. Tense Exercises 

Chapter 25. Modal Verbs 

Chapter 26. Adjectives and their Types 

Chapter 27. Degree of Adjectives 

Chapter 28. Adverbs and Comparison 

Chapter 29. Prepositions and their Uses 

Chapter 30. Conjunctions 

Chapter 31. Direct and Indirect Speech 

Chapter 32. Transformation of Sentences 

Chapter 33. Punctuation