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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #4839: Comparative of superiority
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Adjectives | Comparisons [Change theme]
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    Comparative of superiority


    Comparative of superiority (+)



    Examples:
    My car is bigger than your car.
    Sarah is more intelligent than Peter.



    How to use:

    I) Short adjectives

     

    1 syllable

    old - small - fast - short - hot


    2 syllables ending in -y

    happy - easy - funny

     

    Add: -er

    long > longer 
    deep > deeper


    Caution:

    Fat -> Fatter  (1 syllable ending in: consonant-vowel-consonant)

    Happy - Happier
    (2 syllables, ending in: consonant + -y)


    II) Long adjectives

    2 syllables not ending in -y

    pleasant - modern



    3+ syllables
    beautiful - intelligent - expensive

     

    Use:

    more + adjective

    (MORE is the irregular comparative form of much/many)

    Example:
    Interesting -> more  interesting

     

    III) Irregular

    Good - better     -   Bad- worse

     

    Far -  farther/  further

     

    IV) A few adjectives can use the 2 rules:

    clever : cleverer /  more clever

    quiet : quieter /  more quiet




    Exercise:



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    1. He is (old) than Jane.

    2. She is (intelligent) than Tom.

    3. Your bag is (big) than mine.

    4. This exercise is (easy) than that one.

    5. The weather is (good) today.

    6. You've got (delicious) sweets than she has.

    7. Peter is (fast) than Tony.

    8. He has got (large) chips than his sister.

    9. Your cake is (bad) than mine.

    10. You should bring (hot) clothes.









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