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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #54816: Comparative
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    Comparative


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    - We add er to short adjectives which contain one syllable:

           EX :  adj + er + than

            fast --> faster

    - We add r to short adjectives ending in e :

               EX :   adj + r + than

              safe --> safer

    - We must double the consonant when short adjectives end with one vowel and one consonant :

    EX : big -->bigger + than

    - We must change  y to and add  er to adjectives with two syllables ending in y :

    EX : busy --> busyier  --> busier + than

    _ We usually add more or less to other adjectives with two or more syllables :

    EX : more + adj + than

             more beautiful 

             less + adj + than 

    - less expensive

    EXCEPTIONS :

        bad --> worse

        good --> better

        far --> farther/further

     

    EXERCISE  : Write the comparative form .





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    1. A tortoise is not (+ fast) than a rabbit.

    2. There is nothing (+ good) than success.

    3. This exercise is (+ easy) than the others.

    4. My mother is (+ young) than my father.

    5. Today, the weather is (+ bad) than yesterday.

    6. For some people, reading is (- interesting) than using a computer.

    7. Old people are (+ wise) than young people.

    8. The school is (+ far) away than the market.

    9. These shoes are (+ big) than your feet.

    10. Our house is (+ expensive) than my father's car.









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