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Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives

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We usually form Comparative/Superlative adjectives by adding –er/the + -est or    more/the most to the adjective:

The Nile is longer than the Amazon.
The Nile is the longest river in the world.

That flower is more beautiful than this one.
She is the most beautiful girl in the world!

However, there are some adjectives which take irregular forms:

Nancy is a good swimmer, but Caroline is better.
Stephanie is the best swimmer I know.

Do you know the correct form of these commonly used adjectives:

Adjective

Comparative

Superlative

good

 

 

bad

 

 

far

farther

the farthest

little

 

 

many

more

 

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Lesson by Nasreen, teacher at EC Cape Town English school

  • 1) The weather is ___ than last week. It’s so windy!




  • 2) My house is ___ from school than yours.




  • 3) Mike earns ___ than Sheila.




  • 4) This book is ___ than the last one I read.




  • 5) Brian scored ___ marks than Shane in the test.




  • 6) That’s the ___ chocolate cake I’ve ever eaten!




  • 7) Susan won the ___ prizes in the competition.




  • 8) Of all the sisters, she has the ___ patience.




  • 9) You are the ___ driver I know!




  • 10) Tommy swam the ___ of all the children.