Comparison

The Definition for Pubic Speakers

Comparison, in grammar, is a function of adjectives and adverbs in most languages

It compares or distinguishes the word it is a complement of.

The English language, has two kinds or ways to accomplish this.

One uses the suffixes -er (the "comparative") and -est (the "superlative"). These inflections are of Germanic origin, and are similar to the Latin suffix -ior.

You can use these by adding them to shorter words.

Usually the words that these are used with have fewer than three syllables. This system contains a number of irregular forms, some of which, like good, better, best.

These irregular forms include:

    good

    better

    best


    well

    better

    best


    bad

    worse

    worst


    far

    farther

    farthest


    far

    further

    furthest


    little

    less(er)

    least (also has regular forms)


    many

    more

    most


    Note...This is an excellent tool to create word pictures and to enhance your ability to reach the listening style of the audience.

    Some words do not lend them selves to clear speech like worst. Better to avoid those words in public speaking.

    As with all parts of speech, do not over use or they will lose their value. It will be like eating too much wedding cake. After a while it will make you sick.

    Do not to make the audience sick or the choice of words used in your speech.

    Better yet, avoid making them the cake. Think of these as a small edible decoration on your cake which is your speech. They need to be tasteful but not over done or they will ruin the taste of the speech.

    Take it as step farther and incorporate gestures as you use these and have a one two punch in your public speaking. This will make your speech come to life.

    Can you use these to improve your speaking ability? Give it a try.

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