Comparison of Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

Adjectives have three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. It seems to me that the general rules for the comparison of adjectives can be mastered by a twelve-year-old. If memory serves, I was taught the rules for comparing adjectives in fifth or sixth grade: 1. The comparative is formed with -er or more. The superlative is formed with -est or most. Short words like big and happy take -er and -est : big, bigger, biggest; happy, happier, happiest.

2014 85

Ubersuggest vs. SEMrush: Head-to-Head SEO Tool Comparison

Small Business CEO

We’ll look at each SEO tool’s features, benefits, and pricing to give you enough details to make a good comparison of the two solutions.… … The post Ubersuggest vs. SEMrush: Head-to-Head SEO Tool Comparison appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

2020 75

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Moxie Tip 151: The VA/Employee Comparison Trap

Virtual Moxie

VAs make sense, not in the dollar-to-dollar comparison, but in the effective/efficient/convenient comparison w/ employees. Fees Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual Moxie

2012 152

Why the comparisons you make determine your success

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

We’ve been making comparisons for thousands of years. This constant social comparison is just a way of life. However, they’re just as susceptible to social comparison as their knuckle-dragging ancestors. Are they as afraid ” The questions might have evolved considerably, but the need for comparison remains the same. Our perception of our success is dictated by the comparisons we make with our peers. if you can transcend social comparison.

2011 61

Overcoming fear of failure (falling short) and what other people think.

Denise Aday

personal work comparison clients fear of failure letting go control Overcoming fear of failure (falling short) and what other people think. : Got this by email from a client today and it really hits the spot this week, which has been a bit of a dispiriting one where I’ve constantly felt like I was falling short, however imaginary the impression. Tip: this also happens when you internalize and take responsibility for things outside of your control.).

2013 40

Making Cents of Your Budget


With live events being drastically limited in comparison to previous years, what shift will your business see in your annual budget? Let’s talk about which types of vendors will likely be disappearing from your budget, and the vendors that will take their place.

2021 52

7 Tips on How to Find Cheap Flight Deals and Discounts

Dumb Little Man

Use comparison sites. There are several great comparison sites out there that can help you find a better deal. This makes it so much easier to make a direct comparison between flights. Run an internet search for ‘flight comparison sites’ and you’ll have your pick of the bunch.

2020 166

The Seven Steps to Finding Self-Acceptance

Dumb Little Man

Dropping Comparisons. Self-compassion is unconditional, and when we are caught in the game of comparison, not only do we thrive on being better than others, but our perspective is distorted; it’s impossible to see the whole picture.

2021 217

Some bad customer feedback can make your good customer feedback shine even brighter

The Small Business Blog

In a recent article from Econsultancy: Bad reviews improve conversion by 67%, which referred to a study undertaken by Reevoo (a provider of impartial product reviews, ratings and price comparison) called Bad Reviews are Good for Business, they found that “68% of consumers trust reviews more when they see both good and bad scores” and…

2012 168

5 Must-Have Tools for Networking Online

Dumb Little Man

Drunk dialing looks pretty tame by comparison to p **g off your entire social network all at once. Social media is a game-changer in many ways. It’s hard to imagine how we ever kept in touch with distant friends and family before Facebook, LinkedIn and all the other social networks came along. Today, you can update your entire network on how you’re doing with the click of a button or the upload of a photo.

A Mini Guide to Business Insurance

The Small Business Blog

You can find a full listing and evaluation of these on online comparison sites like Money Supermarket. There are many different types of insurance cover that a business will need to look into, and some that are required by law. But here is a list of some of the main policies that should be considered…

2012 148

5 Minutes With… Daniel Abrahams

The Small Business Blog

Our latest interviewee is Daniel Abrahams, the Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships at award winning comparison sites… Read the full article here: 5 Minutes With… Daniel Abrahams on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Welcome to the latest in an ongoing series of entrepreneur interviews for The Small Business Blog. These short Q and A sessions are conducted by myself and feature some of the most exciting figures in the business world.

2013 153

Open Loops 6/28/2011: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

LOVE this article on comparisons. From Zen Habit’s “The Comparison Trap&#. Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. Leo nails it: if you compare, you will become dissatisfied. A great overview on the Pomodoro technique, plus a link to the free ebook on the technique. From Mindful Productivity’s “can tomatoes help us be mindful?&#. A few weeks ago I posted on open loops about Johnny B. Truant’s go at QuasiMinimalism.

2011 130

Open Loops 12/27/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

This week I highlight articles on how to keep cottage cheese fresher, a succinct guid to eliminating bad habits, famous thinkers'' productivity habits, quotes by CEOs, comparisons, and organizing vs. decluttering. On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings -- my open loops -- to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

2013 125

An Interview with Nadine King, Founder of Black Admin Magic

Admin Awards

Below are a few responses to the question: Do you think there is a difference in the support you receive as a Black administrative professional in comparison to your White colleagues?

2021 75

Then or Than?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Than is used to make comparisons. Both than and comparison have a letter “A” in them. I have always had trouble knowing when to use the words 'then' or 'than'. Sometimes it is easy to figure out, but other times I struggle to figure it out. Well, today I came across a sentence where the person used 'then' and I was pretty sure it should have been 'than', but wasn't positive.

2016 138

5 Future Transportation Trends That Will Change the Way We Travel

Dumb Little Man

This is in comparison to the major airports most of the US relies on to travel now. Big changes may soon happen to our roads, seas, and skies.

2020 213

12 Great Holiday Shopping Apps That Can Save You Time and Money

Dumb Little Man

In olden days, like a few years ago, you had to run from one store to another in search of the lowest prices and best deals, but now you can comparison shop right from your smartphone, provide you have the right apps. As though buying gifts for the holidays isn’t difficult enough, the shopping season is shorter than usual this year, with less than four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means you have to make the most of your shopping time—shop fast and shop smart.

3 More Cases of Confusion Between a Thing and Its Name

Daily Writing Tips

A related issue is when like is used to set up a comparison when the elements of something are erroneously being compared to something else rather than to the elements of that something else.

2020 87

How to Become a More Valuable Employee

Eat Your Career

Their decision to buy from you (and keep buying) is based on a cost-to-value comparison. These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should enable you to earn at greater levels too.

2019 197

Email Isn’t Dead. Here’s Why You Should Be Using It to Market Your Business.

Tips From T. Marie

The comparison chart at the end of this post compares some of the more popular services. Bonus Freebie: EMail Marketing Service Comparison List. The following is a very simple comparison chart for just six of the email marketing services out there, Mailchimp , AWeber , Mad Mimi , Constant Contact , FlashIssue and sendinblue. The business experts agree, when it comes to marketing, the most effective avenue you can use is email.

2016 125

8 Ways The Internet Has Simplified Your Life

Simple Productivity Blog

Comparison Shopping. Back in the day, the way to comparison shop was to visit multiple stores, and note prices. Now we have apps on our phones that allow us to comparison shop right in the store! It has become routine for me to comparison shop on just about everything I buy that is non-consumable. Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Last week I wrote an article about how the internet actually complicates your life.

2013 178

How The Biggest Gamblers Became Rich

Dumb Little Man

Yes, people have won some very large jackpots playing at an online casino , but those winnings pale in comparison to the wealth of the biggest gamblers. Casino culture has a term for non-professional big-time gamblers who spend shocking amounts of money at the tables.

2020 207

A? ?Beginner’s? ?Guide? ?To? ?Understanding? ?And? ?Commissioning? ?A? ?360°? ?Virtual? ?Tour?

Dumb Little Man

Note: A price menu that describes the cost per virtual tour, instead of the total cost for ten of them together, is much better because it allows you to make a fair comparison. Are you thinking about commissioning a 360 virtual tour and want to learn more about these interactive tours?

2021 172

Sales Psychology: Why People Won’t Pay Your Rates

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

When someone says “that’s too expensive&# , they’re verbally acknowledging an unconscious comparison. A comparison they don’t even realize they are making. This person had been wanting to rid an addiction of anti-depressants and the only mental reference for price comparison was piano lessons for their child. This was the comparison their unconscious mind was making. Today’s post is short and sweet.

2010 87

Part-Time Employment Keeps Growing

Small Business Labs

While the overall report was quite good (at least by comparison to those of the last few years), a big chunk of the increase was in part-time work. Last fall our article Are We Becoming a Part-Time Nation covered the trends leading to the growing number of part-time workers in the U.S.   The recent New York Times article The Rise of Part-Time Work covers some of the same ground.  Key quote: "Compared with December 2007, when the recession officially began, there are 5.8

2013 166

5 Social Listening Tactics to Generate New Customers

Dumb Little Man

For example, you may know that your competitor is getting 3 times more mentions in comparison to you. Social media is an integral part of your brand’s life. Along with it, the essence of the term social listening is also increasing.

2020 204

Ten tips for organising a business trip to… Houston

Practically Perfect PA

Hotel rooms in 4 or 5 star properties are cheap in comparison to other US cities. After many many years of booking business travel to Houston for my Executives I finally got to travel there myself in January 2014. I had certain expectations about Houston based on all of the itineraries I had created.

2014 160

Women in Sports: How Female Racers Are Changing Car Racing Forever

Dumb Little Man

Comparisons are often made of the greatest men in racing, but why is there such little conversation about female racers? For the majority of history, motor sports have been thought of as a man’s sport. Little room was ever given for women to try and take part in it.

2020 214

The New Role of the Executive Assistant


Here are some thoughts to consider: Have you evaluated your business processes and done a comparison of “then and now” for before vs. remote work? The world of work is changing. How and where we work has been evolving.

2021 52

What is the Difference Between Metaphor and Simile?

Daily Writing Tips

This is an apt comparison because sometimes banks of clouds shuttling past the moon cause the moon to appear to be moving and roiling clouds resemble churning water. A simile is a type of metaphor in which the comparison is made with the use of the word like or its equivalent: My love is like a red, red rose. The comparison evokes unhappiness, immobility, and gracefulness of posture and dress.

2019 86

The Truth About Impostor Syndrome and How to Overcome It

Stephanie LH Calahan

Social media users have created a voyeuristic environment where we can easily get caught up in “comparisonitis.” Some familiar sources of comparison are Facebook, Instagram, and biographies of “successful” people.

2020 219

The Worst Predictions in History

Small Business Labs

" I really like the article's (and the book's) comparison of modern futures techniques to those used during the Roman Empire: "Futurologists now use complex computer models to make predictions but, as Chaline puts it, computers are often no better at discerning the future than "a sheep with a peculiarly shaped liver" Computer models may not be more accurate, but they're a lot less messy. 

2011 120

LED Street Lights: The 21st Century Lighting Option

Eco-Office Gals

There is not a shade of doubt about the fact that they are long-lasting, environmentally-friendly and energy efficient in comparison to traditional sodium lamps. In comparison, LED lights have distinct advantages. LED street lighting is an innovation that is here to stay. From its limited use when it was introduced less than a century ago, it now finds use in an ever increasing range of applications.

2013 149

5 Invaluable Tips To Help You Improve Your Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Accept yourself: Stop unnecessary comparison. A good number of people go through life having doubts about who they are and what they can achieve. Many fail to believe in themselves, and in the long run, this affects their productivity and achievement.

2020 211

Freelancers and Financial Well-Being

Small Business Labs

This score provides a standard metric that allows comparisons of financial well-being across individuals or groups. One of the ongoing questions around independent/gig work is its impact on the financial well-being of independent workers (freelancers, gig workers, self-employed, etc.). 

2019 71

Technology of the week: Touchjet Pond Projector

Practically Perfect PA

it isn’t cheap but if you think about how much it costs to install Smart Screens in every meeting room or giving every member of staff a tablet it is a tiny cost in comparison. What is Touchjet Pond Projector? The Touchjet Pond is great piece of kit from over the pond. It is a tiny projector / tablet with built in WiFi and sound. What does it do? This nifty devise is a mixture of a projector and a tablet.

2015 160

3 Cases of Incomplete Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the sentences below, an action or result is described in comparison or contrast to another, but the phrasing that expresses the parallel between the two phenomena is faulty. The middle portion of this sentence presents a flawed comparison—“similar. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and revisions illustrate solutions. The statue was vandalized in a similar fashion as another statue in Monterey last year.

2017 50

Our Updated Small Business Closure Forecast is More Optimistic, But Still Grim

Small Business Labs

  As a point of comparison, in an average year about 8% of employer small businesses close.  In early April, we released a 2020 small business closure forecast.

2020 73

10 tips for organising car hire

Practically Perfect PA

Car hire comparison sites. In the UK there are quite a few hire car hire comparison sites which will help you secure a good deal for your boss. If your boss is travelling to many different locations during their business trip it can be a lot more time and cost effective hiring a car for them.

2014 139

9 Great Reasons to Drink Water And How to Form the Water Habit

Dumb Little Man

That’s in comparison to people who drank less than two glasses. We all know that water is good for us, but the reasons are sometimes a little fuzzy. Even if we know why we should drink water, it’s not a habit that we can easily form. The truth, however, is that we don’t focus enough on this habit. This is why we end up drinking lots of coffee, soda, alcohol, fruit juices, teas, milk, and a bunch of other beverages.

2019 211

This Christmas Give the Gift of Time

Ian's Messy Desk

Retailers would have us believe we need to spend, spend, spend to avoid comparisons to Ebenezer Scrooge. The post This Christmas Give the Gift of Time appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Here it is mid-November, stores are well-stocked for Christmas, and seasonal ads are everywhere in the media. What does your Christmas shopping list look like? What will the list look like in another month?

Gifts 169

Beat The Competition: Self Discipline For Business Success

Dumb Little Man

In order to be successful, you have to break this chain of comparison. How would you describe the business landscape in today’s time? Would you describe it as competitive? Ruthless? Cutthroat, aggressive, or maybe a dog-eat-dog world?

2020 266