• English grammar
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  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)
  • Practice all the English present tenses (Score -/-)
  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • Comparatives and superlatives

    What are comparative adjectives?

    Comparative adjectives are used to compare two or more things, situations, or individuals. They modify the regular adjectives with specific endings to establish the comparison between the nouns. 

    Comparative form adjective

    Comparative adjectives, as we already established, are used to compare two or more things. That is achieved by adding a specific suffix or an adjective in front of the word and using the adverb than before the second comparative word. 

    Comparative structure

    Amount of syllables  Rule Example
    Only one Add -er in the end of the adjective Taller
    Two or more Add more/less before the word More/less intelligent
    When the word finishes with -e Add -r at the end Larger
    When the adjective ends in a consonant vowel and a consonant Repeat last consonant before adding -er Bigger

    1. Comparative superiority

    Structure Example
    Adjective -er + than My device is quicker than yours.

    More + adjective + than

    New York is more fun than Phoenix.

    Much + adjective -er

    The Bol delivery was much quicker than Amazon.
    A bit / little + adjective -er She is a bit taller than me.

    2. Comparative of inferiority

    Structure Example
    (Not) + as + adjective + as They are not as fun as us.
    Less + adjective + than Good protection is less expensive than a hospital bill.

    In these inferiority cases it is not necessary to change the adjective

    3.  Comparative of equality

    Structure Example
    As + adjective + as Their services are as expensive as ours.

    In these comparative of equality cases it is not necessary to change the adjective either.

    Examples:

    • My rope is longer than yours. 
    • Jim's room is bigger than the one of his sister. 
    • Our kitchen is cleaner than yours.
    • Jack's stories are less interesting than hers.
    • Bulgarian is more difficult than English.
    • I am not as funny as you.
    • Running is less exciting than climbing. 
    • He is as funny as me. 

    What are Superlatives?

    Superlative definition

    Superlatives are used to showcase the highest or the lowest level of comparison between things and individuals. While comparatives compare two or more things with each other superlatives compare one thing with everything else and conclude it's position as the greatest or the lowest. It can also be referred to as the highest degree of comparison.

    Superlative form

    Amount of syllables  Rule Superlative example
    Only one Add -est in the end of the adjective The tallest
    Two or more Add most/least before the word The most/least intelligent
    When the word finishes with -e  Add -st The largest
    When the adjective ends in a consonant vowel and a consonant Repeat last consonant before adding -est The biggest

    With superlatives as we are also referring to the highest or the lowest degree ofsomething to make it clear we refer to only one thing we also need to place the article "the" at the front. 

    Superlatives examples

    • Andrea is our the tallest intern.
    • Ryan is the most intelligent person I know. 
    • This is what I least expected from you. 
    • Jeff Bezos is the richest person on Earth right now. 
    • This is the cheapest beer on the menu.
    • Is this the biggest mattres you are offering?
    • Bruce is the strongest guy in our group. 

    Irregular adjectives

    Irregular adjectives are adjectives that don't submit to the rules for a comparative and superlative form that we discussed in the lesson. They have a special form that you must learn by heart

    Irregular adjectives list

    Adjective Comparative form Superlative form
    Good Better  The best
    Well Better The best
    Bad Worse The worst
    Ill Worse The worst
    Old Elder or older The eldest or the oldest
    Little Less The least
    Much More The most
    Many More The most
    Far Further The furthest

     

    Exercises

    Comparative adjectives exercises

    Comparative adjectives worksheet

    Comparative form exercises

    Comparative adjective exercise

    Superlative adjective exercise

    Superlative adjective worksheet

    Superlative exercises

    Irregular adjectives exercises

    Exercise of comparative and superlative adjective

    Comparative and superlative exercises