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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #73742: Comparative
1 syllable + 2 syllables ending in -y.
old, small, fast, hot, short
happy, easy, funny
long > longer
deep > deeper
tall > taller
John is taller than Mike.
> adjectives containing ONE syllable and ending in: consonant-vowel-consonant
fat > fatter
My house is bigger than yours.
> -y + -ER = -IER
happy > happier
All the other adjectives
beautiful, intelligent, expensive
interesting, more interesting
Mary is more intelligent than Pat.
Far> farther OR further
A few rare adjectives can use both systems:
clever >cleverer OR more clever
quiet > quieter OR more quiet
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