In the next few articles, we will be covering commonly found grammar traps. These will help you crack sentence correction questions. Be a grammar wizard!

Tip 37: Should is the past tense of shall and is used in a similar context. Example: I should have stayed back a bit longer yesterday.

Tip 38: Will indicates more of determination, intent, or desire to ensure that a future event would take place. Example: I will destroy all my enemies.

Tip 39: Would is the past tense of will and is used in a similar context. Example: I would have won the match yesterday if I had batted on for another couple of overs.

Tip 40: Comparative form is used only while comparing two individuals. Example: Ramesh is taller than Suresh. Rohit is more intelligent than Mohit.

Tip 41: Comparative form can also be used if you are comparing one object with any of the remaining objects. Example: Rohit is more intelligent than any other student in the class.

Tip 42: When two qualities of the same individual are being compared, always use a ‘more’ instead of the comparative form. Example: John is more smart than handsome. (Correct usage)

Tip 43: Superlative form is used only when there are more than two entities being compared. Example: Three were given to the Elves; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings.

Tip 44: Few adjectives can never be compared. Example: square, perfect, unique, round, etc. There cannot be a more square object compared to another and so on.

Tip 45: Double comparatives and superlatives are a complete no-no. Example: He is the most cleverest person I know of. (Incorrect usage)

Tip 46: Few/Fewer is always used in case of numerical attributes. Example: There are fewer girls in IIM A compared to IIM B.

Tip 47: Less/Lesser is always used in case of abstract attributes. Example: The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

Tip 48: Elder/eldest is used for members of the same family. Example: Shruti is the eldest of her three sisters.


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