Comparison of Adjectives. Comparison. Which do you think is bigger : a lion or a tiger?. I don’t think a tiger is quite as big as a lion!. Compare. Mark is 6 years old. Heidi is 4 years old. Rick is 10 months old. Mark is young. Rick is the youngest. Heidi is younger than Mark.
Which do you think is bigger : a lion or a tiger?
I don’t think a tiger is quite as big as a lion!
Mark is 6 years old
Heidi is 4 years old
Rick is 10 months old
Mark is young.
Rick is the youngest.
Heidi is youngerthan Mark.
This sack of potatoes weighs 6 kg.
This suitcase weighs 4 kg.
These two bags weigh 8 kg.
The sack is heavierthan the suitcase.
These two bags are the heaviest of all.
The suitcase is heavy.
There are three degrees of adjectives:
The positive degree is used for one person or thing.
Paul is short.
Ann is thin.
The comparative degree is used when comparing two persons or things
Paul is shorter than Rick.
Rebecca is thinner than Ann.
The superlative degree is used when we compare more thanthree persons or things.
Mary is the shortest girl in class.
Rebecca is the thinnest woman in Malta.
You add ‘-er’ for the comparative and ‘-est’ for the superlative of some adjectives.
cheap - cheaper - cheapest
hard - harder - hardest
weak - weaker - weakest
old - older - oldest
If they end in ‘-e’, you add ‘-r’ and ‘-st’
safe - safer - safest
nice - nicer - nicest
close - closer - closest
Some double the last letter.
big - bigger - biggest
fat - fatter - fattest
sad - sadder - saddest
Some change ‘y’ to ‘i’
heavy - heavier - heaviest
funny - funnier - funniest
busy - busier - busiest
To compare adjectives with two or more syllables use
MORE in the Comparative
MOST in the Superlative
LESS in the Comparative
LEAST in the Superlative
beautiful - more beautiful - mostbeautiful
careful - more careful - most careful
intelligent - more intelligent - most intelligent
generous - more generous - most generous
dirty - less dirty - least dirty
The following are irregular
good - better- best
many - more - most
bad - worse - worst
ill - worse - worst
Tokyo is _______than New York.
My sister is _______ than me.
Louise is the _____ singer in Malta.
Ruth is the ________ girl in class.
Only the ________ ingredients are used in our cakes.
Joan chose the _____________ dress in the shop.
The monk’s habit was made of the ________ material I have ever seen.
You certainly look much ________ than you did yesterday.
He is the ________ person I know.
Jane chose the ________ slice of cake on the dish.
Andrea has even _______.
Today he is even ______.