The audio version of this article can be found at Podcast – Comparative adjectives, Comparative adverbs, and Superlatives.
Comparative adjectives are words used to compare people and things.
Ex: I am taller than my wife.
For comparing actions we use comparative adverbs.
Ex: My wife rides the bike more slowly than me.
You can also use (not) as + (adjective/adverb) + as
Ex: My daughter isn’t as tall as my wife.
|Adjective||Comparative||How to form comparatives|
|Short||Shorter||For one syllable adjective just add -er|
|Big||Bigger||If the adjective finishes in one vowel + one consonant then form the comparative form by doubling the final consonant and adding -er|
|Busy||Busier||If the adjective finishes in consonant + y then form the comparative form by replacing y with i and adding -er|
|Relaxed||More relaxed||For two or more syllables form the comparative adjective by adding more before adjective|
Use the + superlative adjectives to say which is the biggest etc in a group.
Ex: It’s the fastest motorbike in Vietnam.
Superlatives are often use with present perfect
Ex: Vietnam is the hottest country I have ever been.
|Beautiful||More beautiful||The most beautiful|