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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #100629: Comparative of superiority
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    Comparative of superiority

    Comparative of superiority
    By komiks and lemagemasque

    1) Short adjective  Long adjective?
    1 syllable => short :  cold
    2 syllables or more => long : dangerous

    2 syllables ending in –y, -ow, -le and –er => short: pretty

    2) Rules

    Most short adjectives
    Adjective + er + than
    colder than
    Short adjectives ending in  –e
    Adjective + r + than
    nicer than
    Short adjectives ending in –y
    Adjective - y + ier + than
    funnier than
    Short adjectives ending in  –ow
    Adjective + er + than
    More + adjective + than
    narrower than
    more narrow than
    Short adjectives ending in –le
    Adjective + r + than
    More + adjective + than
    simpler than
    more simple than
    Short adjectives ending in –er
    Adjective + er + than
    More + adjective + than
    cleverer than
    more clever than
    Short adjectives ending in: consonant+vowel+consonant
    Adjective + last consonant *2 + er + than
    sadder than
    Short adjectives ending in:  – i + a consonant
    Adjectif + last consonant *2 + er + than
    thinner than
    Most long adjectives
    More + adjective + than
    more creative than

     The first hat is more expensive than the second one.

    3) Warning

    1. AdjectivesComparatives

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    1. Come in, friends! This restaurant is (good) than any other one.

    2. I am getting more and (excited). I am going to get my gift soon: a gorgeous watch.

    3. He is (happy) than Tom is. He doesn't live in a great mansion devoid of life.

    4. This one is (cheap) than the teddy bear you bought last week.

    5. He is getting more and (anxious): he applied for a job and he hasn't got an answer yet.

    6. I am really glad, you know. Even (glad) than you think. It has been ages since we both left college.

    7. He is (clever) than I thought. He is very malicious.

    8. He is even (good-looking) than he used to be.

    9. The milk is (cold) in the fridge.

    10. He is (slim) than you.

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