Comparative And Superlative Adjectives
We can use adjectives for comparing two things or more.
Kinds Of Comparison
There are three degrees of comparison. They are :
Let's see the following tables of those three comparisons.
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Comparative And Superlative For One Syllable Adjectives
We can form comparative and superlative of one syllable adjectives by putting er or est at the end of the adjectives. Let's see the following examples.
One Syllable Adjectives Ending In 'e'
At the end of adjectives ending in e, we just put r or st. Let's see the following tables.
Comparative And Superlative For Three Or More Syllable Adjectives
We can form comparative and superlative of three or more syllable adjectives by putting more or most before the adjectives. Let's see the following examples.
| more interesting|
| most interesting|
Two Syllable Adjectives Ending In y, er, ly
For two syllable adjectives ending in y, er, ly, we normally put er or est at the end of the adjectives.
Note : y becomes i.
Two Syllable Adjectives Ending In ful And re
For two syllable adjectives ending in ful and re, we normally put more or most before the adjectives.
| more doubtful|
| most doubtful|
Irregular Comparative And Superlative Adjectives
Some adjectives have irregular comparative and superlative form. Let's see the following table.
The Difference Between Farther And Further
Further is usually used for abstract nouns to mean additional/extra. Let's see the following examples.
- further information
- further discussion
- further instructions
- further demands
Farther is usually used for physical distance. Let's see the following examples.
- From Hongkong, Jakarta is farther than Kuala Lumpur.
- My school is farther than my father's office.
The Difference Between Older And Elder
Older implies age comparison, while elder implies seniority. Elder is mainly used for comparisons within a family. Let's see the following examples.
- my elder brother
- his eldest son
- John is older than George.
Comparative Adjective In Sentences
We usually compare two things with comparative adjectives. In this case we usually use than. Let's see the following examples.
- The new governor is closer to his people than the older one.
- Corruption is more dangerous than bomb blasts.
- The boy is stronger than I expected.
Superlative Adjectives In Sentences
We usually compare three or more things/people with superlative adjectives. In this case, we usually use the...in/of/on. Let's see the following examples.
- He is the richest man on earth.
- This is the best wine I have ever drunk.
- This is the oldest building in Paris.
- This is the hottest month of the year.
- We stay in one of the nicest room in the hotel.
- What is the highest mountain in the world?
In this exercise you have to choose the right comparative or superlative adjectives in the bracket to complete the sentences.
- My girlfriend is ( taller, the tallest ) than me.
- I'm ( younger, the youngest ) of the family.
- Can you visit me ( oftener, more often ) ?
- It's ( more expensive, the most expensive ) house I've ever seen.
- What is ( larger, the largest ) city in your country?
In this exercise you have to complete the sentences with the superlative and its preposition.
Example : It's a very expensive hotel. ..................................in town.
You write : It's the most expensive hotel in town.
- It's a very cheap jacket. ................................I've ever bought.
- It's a very large bedroom. ...............................I've ever slept in.
- She's a very beautiful girl. ...............................at school.
- He's a very good player. ..............................of the team.
- It's a very beautiful city. ..............................in Norway.
- My girlfriend is taller than me.
- I'm the youngest of the family.
- Can you visit me more often ?
- It's the most expensive house I've ever seen.
- What is the largest city in your country?
- It's a very cheap jacket. It's the cheapest jacket I've ever bought.
- It's a very large bedroom. It's the largest bedroom I've ever slept in.
- She's a very beautiful girl. She's the most beautiful girl at school.
- He's a very good player. He's the best player of the team.
- It's a very beautiful city. It's the most beautiful city in Norway.