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How to form Comparatives - Elementary / Pre Intermediate

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

How to form comparatives

1 syllable adjectives. Add –er
Eg: cool = cooler

2+ syllable adjectives. Add more to the adjective
Eg: powerful = more powerful

Adjectives ending in –y. Remove –y and add –ier.
Eg: funny = funnier

Adjectives ending in –e. Add –r.
Eg: large = larger

Irregular adjectives.
Eg: good = better

Adjectives ending in a vowel and a consonant. Double the final consonant and add –er.
Eg: slim = slimmer

Let’s face it, comparatives are confusing! Take the quiz and let's see if you can solve it!
Do you have any idea what these adjectives become in comparative form. Good luck!

Lazy, thin, attractive, poor, hot, fat, exciting, safe, fast, bad, difficult, tidy, modern, young, happy, wide, warm, rich, healthy, loose

Today's lesson is by Sebastian E’Silva, EC Cape Town

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How to form comparatives

It's too easy.



Thank you for review. One funny word's pair - "looser" (homonym to loser), I often mix them up. Smile

funny confuses

If you want to improve this Word - you should start from yourself! Wink

Really funny! I often mix up "fart" and "fate"... Freudian a bit, isn't it?

It is one of the easiest

It is one of the easiest Grammar in English! Wink
Thanks a lot! Smile

Let's keep on!!!

I suppose it's the easiest and funniest way for beginner like me!
The pair "word" and "World I've learned it in that way: "After being word, God created a letter "L". It's worked!))

Ahmed s. Gharouda

Perfect 10/10 so goog so easy to me,any more. Thanks indeed everyone