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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116907: Worse or Worst
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Adjectives | Comparisons [Change theme]
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    Worse or Worst


    Worse or Worst:

     

    Worse and worst are adjectives, they mean ill or bad. They are usually used in the degree of adjectives.

    These words should be carefully used in sentence usage. They could be used wrongly if you don't know what they mean.

    Worse:

    Aside from being an adjective, worse can be used as an adverb and noun. When used as an adjective it can mean lower

    to another condition or quality (ex. This is worse than the other one.) This word is a comparative degree of an adjective 

    and an adverb. As a noun, it means that it is low in standard or quality.


    Worst:

    Worst is commonly used as the superlative adjective of ill or bad. It can mean as low condition, quality or effect.

    Other meanings of worst are most unfavourable or severe and least satisfactory, ex. The playground is the worst part.

    This can also be used as a noun, the most or the least inferior thing or person. Furthermore, it can also be used as a verb.

    The word worse can never be used as a verb while worst can be used as a verb, which means to "defeat thoroughly".




    In brief:

    -Worse and worst are adjectives which mean ill or bad.

    -Aside from being an adjective, the word worse can be used as an adverb and a noun.

    -The term worst, is commonly used as the superlative adjective of ill or bad.

     



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    1. The patient is today than he was yesterday.

    2. This is the cold I have had for years.

    3. He is bad enough, but his brother is .

    4. This child acts when he is tired or ill.

    5. The accident could have been had he not swerved to the left.

    6. If the captain hadn't been sick, our team would not have been given the of it.

    7. Even if comes to worst, I've got enough supply for six months.

    8. The soil is in the valley down below than it is here.

    9. The weather has been bad lately and is yet to come.

    10. The -case scenario is if elections were to be held tomorrow.









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