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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #103155: Comparatives
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    A) Comparative of Superiority (+):

    *If the adjective is short (1 or 2 syllables)

    Example: He is older than his brother.


    *If the adjective is long (more than 2 syllables)

    Example: He is more intelligent than his brother.


    B) Comparative of Inferiority (-):

    Example: He is less intelligent than his brother.


    C) Comparative of Equality (=):


    He is as intelligent as his brother.

    He is as strong as his brother.


    N.B.: There are  irregular Comparatives of Superiority:



    Examples: -My chocolate is better than yours.   -Your chocolate is worse than mine.

    Exercise: complete the sentences; mind the signs +/-/=

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    1. This book is (+ interesting) than yours.
    2. The weather today is (+ bad) than yesterday.
    3. John is (+ tall) than his sisters.
    4. This house is (+ expensive) than his flat.
    5. This rose smells (= sweet) yours.
    6. The suitcase is (+ heavy) than the bag.
    7. That car is (- expensive) than a Rolls-Royce.
    8. He is (+ happy) than my dog.
    9. He is (= tall) his mother.
    10. He is (= intelligent) his brother.
    11. The weather is (- cold) than today.
    12. Tom's exercise is (- difficult) than Ben's.
    13. This hotel is (+ comfortable) than the other one.
    14. English grammar is (+ easy) than French grammar.
    15. Romeo is (= clever) Juliet.
    16. The TGV is (+ fast) than other trains.
    17. My French is (+ good) than my English.
    18. The USA is (+ big) than Europe.

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