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There are three degrees of comparison. The positive degree is the adjective itself, such as "tall women" or "strong horses." The comparative degree is the form by which we show that one thing has more of a certain quality than another thing, such as "men are taller than boys" or "horses are stronger than men." The superlative degree is the form by which we show that one thing has more of a certain quality than any other thing of the same class, like "John is the tallest man in town" or "John's horse is the strongest on the farm".

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