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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #25716: Comparatives of superiority
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    Comparatives of superiority



    1)  1 syllabe => "-er" :

                                                             old --> older

                                                          small--> smaller


    2)  1 syllabe ending in "consonant-vowel-consonant" =>  double consonants:

                                                             hot--> hotter

                                                             sad--> sadder

                                                           slim--> slimmer         

    3)  Adjectives with 1 OR 2 syllabe(s) ending in -y => "-i  + er" :

                                                             shy--> shier             

                                                        happy--> happier

                                                          easy--> easier

    4)  Adjectives with 1 syllabe ending in "-e", add "-r" :

                                                           ripe--> riper                

                                                           nice--> nicer

    5)  Other adjectives with 2+ syllabes (without a final -y) =>  "more" :

                                                     famous--> more famous

                                                  beautiful--> more beautiful

                                              interesting--> more interesting

    6) Irregular forms:

                                                         good--> better     

                                                           bad--> worse       

                                                            far--> farther      


    7) 2-syllable adjectives ending in -ow, -le, -er can  have a compative with MORE / "-er" :

                                              narrow -->   narrower   OR  more narrow                  

                                                clever-->   cleverer  OR  more clever                 


                                        Sonia is young   but   Suzanne is younger.

                                        Suzanne is younger than Sonia.


         An armchair is more comfortable than a chair.




                 Stuart                Mike

                                tall                                              Stuart is taller than Mike.



                                 fast                                             A plane is faster than a car.



                                 big                                              The cat is bigger than the mouse.


                                thin                                             The organizer is thinner than the medical book.



                              pretty                                           The dove is prettier than the bat.


                                    dry                                           The Sahara desert is drier than savanna.



                                   large                                         A bus is larger than a car.


                                   fine                                           In Summer the weather is finer than in winter.



                                dangerous                                 A shark is more dangerous than a clown-fish.


                                expensive                                 A castle is more  expensive than a house.




                                  far                                             The sun is farther than the moon.


    n°7     2x + 3 = 5  //    x² - 3x + 1 = 0

                               simple                                        The 1st equation is simpler to solve than the 2nd one.

                                                                                                    OR           more simple to solve than the 2nd one.

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    1. Mount Everest is (high) mount Kilimanjaro.

    2. A hurricane is (frightening) a storm.

    3. Learning Chinese is (easy) learning Japanese.

    4. August is (hot) December.

    5. Riding a horse is (difficult) riding a bicycle.

    6. John is good at maths but Eric is (good).

    7. This film is (funny) the one we saw last week.

    8. A tiger is (strong) a lynx.

    9. I'm upset about Freddy, he is (lazy) his sisters.

    10. The weather is (pleasant) in England than in Greenland.

    11. is (sad) .

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