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I am reading this article. In the beginning it is said that there are three type of adjective:

  1. Predicative

  2. Adverbial

  3. Attributive

Then later there is a mention of the comparitive forms of adjective:

  1. Basic
  2. Comparitive
  3. Superlative

In the article, only for superlative was a tie in to the three type of adjective said; how to form superlative in the three type of adjective. However, does there exist the three form of adjective for the Predicative and adverbial form?

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Predicative means that the adjective is an argument of a verb that takes a predicative phrase rather than objects. Such verbs are for example sein, werden, bleiben, gelten als and some more. It's not declined then.

  • Das ist leicht / leichter / am leichtesten.

Adverbial means that the adjective describes a verb or another adjective. It's also not declined then.

  • Sie macht es ihm leicht / leichter / am leichtesten.
  • Sie macht es ihm leicht / leichter / am leichtesten verständlich.

Attributive means that the adjective describes a noun. It's declined then.

  • Das ist die leichte / leichtere / leichteste Aufgabe.
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  • Valid points but this is not what I asked.
    – Babu
    Oct 3, 2022 at 18:15
  • So what is your question then? I listed the basic, comparative, and superlative forms for all three uses.
    – Janka
    Oct 3, 2022 at 18:16
  • There are forms of adjective based on comparisons (Basic, comapritive, Superlative). In the article, for superlative the the three type of adjective are explained. I am asking if the the three type exit for basic and comparitive as well
    – Babu
    Oct 3, 2022 at 18:17
  • Yes. As I had put it. Do you see how each of the three uses has those three different forms in my answer?
    – Janka
    Oct 3, 2022 at 18:18
  • Ah oops I had misunderstood the forms. After rereading it again and checking your answer again , I found it answers.
    – Babu
    Oct 3, 2022 at 18:22

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