- “She is a taller than I am.”
- “He is more fluent in English than I am.”
- “She is less talented than The Spice Girls.”
- “My N95 has longer battery-life than my w810i.”
- See: Comparative Clause, Superlative Sentence, Equative Sentence, Comparing Word, Comparing Phrase, Comparative.
- In grammar, the comparative is the form of an adjective or adverb which denotes the degree or grade by which a person, thing, or other entity has a property or quality greater or less in extent than that of another, and is used in this context with a subordinating conjunction, such as than, as...as, etc.
- (Crystal, 2008) ⇒ David Crystal. (2008). “A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, 6th edition." Blackwell Publishing. ISBN:9781405152976
- comparative (adj.)
- (1) A term used to characterize a major branch of LINGUISTIC, in which the primary concerns is to make statements comparing the characteristics of different LANGUAGES (DIALECT, VARIETIES, etc.), or different historical stats of a language ...
- (2) A term used in the three-way GRAMMATICAL description of ADJECTIVES and ADVERBS into DEGREES (comparison), specifying the extent of their application; often abbreviated as comp. The comparative form is used for a comparison between two entities, and contrasts with SUPERLATIVE, for more than two, and POSITIVE, where no comparison is implied. In English, there is both an INFLECTION (-er) and a PERIPHRASTIC construction (more) to express this notion (e.g. nicer, more beautiful). The construction which may follow the use of a comparative is called a comparative clause or comparative sentence, e.g. He is a bigger than I am.
- comparative (adj.)
- (Matthews, 2007) ⇒ Peter H. Matthews. (2007). “Oxford Concise Dictionary of Linguistics." Oxford University Press. ISBN:0199202729
- comparative (Construction, inflection, etc.) by which individuals etc. are compared, in respect of some property, with others. Originally of inflected forms with the meaning 'more (than)': e.g. taller, with a comparative suffix -er, in He is taller than me. As such a term in the category of degree or grade. Thence of constructions, whether or note they are marked by inflections; e.g. in He is more fortunate than me ; also, with less … than, in He is less fortunate than me. Cf. equative; superlative.
- Heather Walsh. (2007). “How to Write a Comparative Sentence." 11/27/07
- Comparative sentences are fantastic elements to include in any piece of persuasive writing. They allow you to present two opinions on a similar subject so that you can make your own, larger point. There are two types of comparative sentences--those that agree, and those that disagree.
- (Jindal & Liu, 2006a) ⇒ Nitin Jindal, and Bing Liu. (2006). “Identifying Comparative Sentences in Text Documents.” In: Proceedings of SIGIR 2006 Conference.
- Definition (comparative sentence): A comparative sentence is a sentence that expresses a relation based on similarities or differences of more than one object.