Learn about Comparative Adjectives
Julie is short. (adjective)
Julie is shorter than Maria. (comparative)
We use an adjective to describe something. We use a comparative adjective (with than)to compare different things.
How to make Comparative Adjectives
|Short (one-syllable) Adjectives|
|One-syllable adjectives||+ er||long|
|Adjectives ending in -e||+ r||large|
|Adjectives ending in vowel + consonant||+ consonant + er||big|
|Long (two or more syllable) Adjectives|
|Adjectives ending in -y||remove |
|All other adjectives||more + adjective||boring|
There are also some irregular adjectives to remember:
good - better, bad - worse, far - further
Don't forget: you should use than to compare two things.
My sister is prettier than Angelina Jolie.
Comparatives: Advanced Points
We can use two comparatives together to talk about two things which change at the same time. The structure is "the + comparative + subject + verb, the + comparative + subject + verb".
The earlier I wake up, the more tired I feel.
Comparative adjective exercises