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Degree: degree of comparison

Definition

Degree of comparison is an inflectional feature of some adjectives and verb participles. A participle has to be tagged as ADJ in order to have the Degree feature.

Possible degrees:

Pos: positive

This is the base form that merely states a quality of something, without comparing it to qualities of others. Note that although this degree is traditionally called “positive”, negative properties can be compared, too.

Examples

Cmp: comparative

The quality of one object is compared to the same quality of another object.

Examples

Sup: superlative

The quality of one object is compared to the same quality of all other objects within a set.

Examples


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