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Comparative and superlative adjectives - Low-Intermediate

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The Comparative

When comparing two objects or activities we often add -er to the adjective + “than”, e.g. higher than.

The Superlative

When comparing one with many the order is: the + adjective + -est, e.g. the highest.

Most / The Most

We use “more” and “the most” when the adjective has many syllables, e.g. more difficult than (comparative), the most difficult (superlative).

Example: fat – fatter – (the) fattest.
lazy – lazier – (the) laziest.

Submitted by Jozua van der Lugt. Teacher at EC Cape Town.

Link: How to Form Comparatives

  • 1 - Jane is taller than Mary, but Susan is (tall) .
  • 2. The Amazon is (long) the Nile, making it the longest river in the world.
  • 3. Is the Cheetah the fastest animal on land? It's certainly (fast) the Tiger.
  • 4. In my opinion an elephant is (strong) a rhinoceros.
  • 5. The view from the top of the mountain is (beautiful) you'll ever see.
  • 6. Jack was (hungry) of them all. He had three plates of food.
  • 7. Surfing is (interesting) snorkeling. At least that's what I think.
  • 8. Ben Stiller is (funny) Jack Black, if you ask me.
  • 9. That horror movie was (scary) I had ever seen.
  • 10. Asia is (large) of all the continents.