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I just want to see if these are correct.
Orig.1.He was sad to leave. (superlative)
S/B 1. He was saddened to leave.

Orig. 2. She ran as fast as the others on the team (comparative)

S/B 2. She ran faster than the others ran on the team

Orig. 3. Throughout school, they were good in math (superlative)

S/B 3. Throughout school, they were better in math.

Orig. 4. This class is as interesting as the European history class (comparative)

S/B 4. This class is as interesting as the European history class is.

Orig. 5 - He arrived as soon as I did (comparative)

S/B 5. He arrived as soon as I arrived.

Orig. 6. The test was as hard as we expected (superlative)

S/B 6. The test was most hard as we expected.

Orig. 7. He responded to the interviewer as candidly as Tom. (Comparative)

S/B 7. He responded to the interviewer as Tom responded.

Orig. 8. The beggar had less possessions than she. (superlative)

S/B 8. The begger lesser possessions than she had.

Orig. 9. That answer is perfectly correct. (superlative)

S/B 9. That answer is more perfectly correct.

Orig. 10. She read the part best (comparative)

S/B 10. She read the part better.


Are you clear on what comparatives and superlatives are?
standard = GOOD
comparative = BETTER
superlative = BEST

standard = PRETTY
comparative = PRETTIER
superlative = PRETTIEST

standard = BEAUTIFUL
comparative = MORE BEAUTIFUL
superlative = VERY BEAUTIFUL


Orig.1.He was sad to leave. (superlative)
S/B 1. He was saddened to leave.
The superlative of "sad" is either "saddest" or "very sad" or "most sad." Now rewrite the sentence.

Orig. 2. She ran as fast as the others on the team (comparative)

S/B 2. She ran faster than the others ran on the team
OK, except remove the word "ran."

Orig. 3. Throughout school, they were good in math (superlative)

S/B 3. Throughout school, they were better in math.
The superlative of "good" is "best" not "better."

Orig. 4. This class is as interesting as the European history class (comparative)

S/B 4. This class is as interesting as the European history class is.
The comparative of "interesting" is "more interesting." Now rewrite the sentence.

Orig. 5 - He arrived as soon as I did (comparative)

S/B 5. He arrived as soon as I arrived.
Comparative = "sooner"

Orig. 6. The test was as hard as we expected (superlative)

S/B 6. The test was most hard as we expected.
Try using "very hard" and then rewrite the sentence.

Orig. 7. He responded to the interviewer as candidly as Tom. (Comparative)

S/B 7. He responded to the interviewer as Tom responded.
Comparative = "more candidly"

Orig. 8. The beggar had less possessions than she. (superlative)

S/B 8. The begger lesser possessions than she had.
<b?Superlative = "least" or "fewest"

Orig. 9. That answer is perfectly correct. (superlative)

S/B 9. That answer is more perfectly correct.
<b?Superlative = "most perfect(ly)" or "very perfect(ly)"

Orig. 10. She read the part best (comparative)

S/B 10. She read the part better.
Good; "better" is correct, but you need to complete the comparison -- "better" than whom?

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http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adjectives.htm
Scroll down until you see the section called Degrees of Adjectives.

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