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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #103155: Comparatives
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    Comparatives


    A) Comparative of Superiority (+):

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

    Example: He is older than his brother.

    adj+er+than

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

    Example: He is more intelligent than his brother.

    more+adj+than

    B) Comparative of Inferiority (-):

    Example: He is less intelligent than his brother.

    less+adj+than

    C) Comparative of Equality (=):

    Examples:

    He is as intelligent as his brother.

    He is as strong as his brother.

    as+adj+as

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

    Good->Better

    Bad->Worse

    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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