Degress Comparison

 

Degress comparison

  1. My house is bigger‘than’ indicates that we have to use the comparative form
    one-syllable adjectives are compared by adding ‘-er/-est’, note: after a short vowel (i), the final consonant (g) is doubled
    than yours.
  2. This flower is more beautiful‘than’ indicates that we have to use the comparative form
    adjectives of three or more syllables are compared by using ‘more/most’
    than that one.
  3. This is the most interestingthe definite article (the) before the adjective indicates that we have to use the superlative form
    adjectives of three or more syllables are compared by using ‘more/most’
    book I have ever read.
  4. Non-smokers usually live longer‘than’ indicates that we have to use the comparative form
    one-syllable adjectives are compared by adding ‘-er/-est’
    than smokers.
  5. Which is the most dangerousthe definite article (the) before the adjective indicates that we have to use the superlative form
    adjectives of three or more syllables are compared by using ‘more/most’
    animal in the world?
  6. A holiday by the sea is better‘than’ indicates that we have to use the comparative form
    irregular comparison (good-better-best)
    than a holiday in the mountains.
  7. It is strange but often a coke is more expensive‘than’ indicates that we have to use the comparative form
    adjectives of three or more syllables are compared by using ‘more/most’
    than a beer.
  8. Who is the richestthe definite article (the) before the adjective indicates that we have to use the superlative form
    one-syllable adjectives are compared by adding ‘-er/-est’
    woman on earth?
  9. The weather this summer is even worse‘than’ indicates that we have to use the comparative form
    irregular comparison (bad-worse-worst)
    than last summer.
  10. He was the cleverestthe definite article (the) before the adjective indicates that we have to use the superlative form
    adjective of two syllables ending in ‘-er’ are compared by adding ‘-er/-est’
    thief of all.

 

 

Use the positive form of the adjective if the comparison contains one of the following expressions:

as … as

Example: Jane is as tall as John.

not as … as / not so … as

Example: John is not as tall as Arnie.

Comparative Form and Superlative Form (-er/-est)

  • one-syllable adjectives (clean, new, cheap)
  • two-syllable adjectives ending in -y or -er (easy, happy, pretty, dirty, clever)
positive form comparative form superlative form
clean cleaner (the) cleanest

Exceptions in spelling when adding -er / -est

  • silent ‘e’ is dropped

Example: late-later-latest

  • final ‘y’ after a consonant becomes i

Example: easy-easier-easiest

  • final consonant after short, stressed vowel is doubled

Example: hot-hotter-hottest

Comparative Form and Superlative Form (more/most)

  • adjectives of three or more syllables (and two-syllable adjectives not ending in -y/-er)
positive form comparative form superlative form
difficult more difficult most difficult

Comparative Form and Superlative Form (irregular comparisons)

positive form comparative form superlative form
good better best
bad / ill worse worst
little (amount) less least
little (size) smaller smallest
much / many more most
far (place + time) further furthest
far (place) farther farthest
late (time) later latest
late (order) latter last
near (place) nearer nearest
near (order) next
old (people and things) older oldest
old (people) elder eldest

 

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