Comparison with Adjectives

COMPARATIVE FORM OF ADJECTIVES

A (Subject) Be Adjective + than B (Subject)

My sisters

A lizard

are

is

taller than

smaller than

me.

a crocodile.

Adjective Rule Example

Adjectives with One Syllable:

Ending in -e (wide / safe)

Consonant-vowel-consonant (big / thin)

All others (tall / small)

 

Add -r

Double the consonant, and add -er

Add -er

 

A lizard is safer than a crocodile.

A crocodile is bigger than a lizard.

A lizard is smaller than a crocodile.

Adjectives with Two or More Syllables:

Ending in -y (noisy / pretty)

All others (expensive / beautiful)

 

Change the -y to -i and add -er.

Use more or less before the adjective.

 

A crocodile is scarier than a lizard.

A crocodile is more expensive than a lizard.

IRREGULAR COMPARATIVES

Adjective Example

good

bad

far

My English score is better than my maths score.

Chocolate is worse for you than fruit.

My sisters live farther away from my house than my brother.

QUESTION STATEMENTS

Question A Comparative  B

Am

Is

Are

I

he/she/it

you/they/we

smarter than

faster than

happier than

my brother?

her?

people in the city?

 

Question Is Comparative A or B

Who

Which

is

older

more expensive

you or your brother?

this car or that car?