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     Short adjectives 

    1 syllable + 2 syllables ending in -y.

    old, small, fast, hot, short

    happy, easy, funny


    Add -er:

    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


     Long adjectives


    All the other adjectives

    pleasant, modern

    beautiful, intelligent, expensive


    Add MORE:

    interesting, more interesting

    Mary is more intelligent than Pat.



    Please note:


     Irregular comparatives


    Good> better

    Bad> worse

    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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    1. He said his house was (big) than mine.

    2. This exercise is (easy) than the one we did yesterday.

    3. John is good at sports and he is (strong) than Peter.

    4. That house is smaller than this one but it is (expensive).

    5. If you want to pass your exam you'll have to work (hard).

    6. The weather is (good) today than yesterday ; shall we go to the beach?

    7. My new car is faster and (comfortable) than my previous car.

    8. I changed my mobile phone because it was too hard to use, but the new one is (bad); it's awful.

    9. The lessons are (difficult) now than they were last year.

    10. I did not like that film very much; I hope the next one will be (funny).

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