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Exercises of comparision

Rewrite the sentences, using comparative forms:


1. Mum doesnt speak English as well as Dad speaks.
Dad speaks.......................
2. Mary cooks better then White.
White doesn't...........................................................
3. Apples are usually cheaper than oranges.
Oranges are......................................... ....
4. Have you got a cheaper carpet than this.
No, this is the ....................................
5. This is the best cake I have ever eaten.
I have never eaten................................. ......
6. Pat is the tallest girl in her class.
Kate isnt............................................................ .
7. Barbara plays tennis better than Kate.
Kate doesnt .................................
8. She likes Paris very little and Rome less.
She thought that Rome............................. ..
8. No restaurant in this city is better than that one.
That restaurant is......................... ..
9. No one can play tennis as well as Jim.
Jim is the............................................ ...
10. My salary is high but yours is higher.
My salary isnt .......................................
11. I still smoke but I used to smoke more.
I dont .................................................
12. This book is less expensive than that one.
This book is .....................................
13. This book is worse than that one.
This book isnt ..........................................
14 Ive never seen such a boring film.
Its the........................................................
16. Its a very cheap restaurant.
Its ......................................................................
17. Ive never met such a generous person like Ann.
Ann is ................................
18. Sh is a very intelligent student .
She is ................................................ in the class.
19. Its warmer today than yesterday.
It isnt .......................................................
20. There were fewer people at this meeting than at the last one.
There werent ..............................................................................................
21. The examination was easier than we expected.
The exam wasnt.........................................................................................
22. I cant cook as well as my mother.
My mother cooks ....................................
23. There werent many people in the shop.
There were.........................................
24. He hasnt as many books as I have .
He has ......................................................
25. You know a bit about cars but I know more.
You dont .....................................

EXERCISE I : Supply the correct form of the verbs :


1/ Could I (see) _________ Mr. Brown, please ?
2/ He told me (try) _________ (come) _________ early.
3/ I wanted her (learn) _________ English.
4/ Will you (help) _________ me (move) _________ this desk ?
5/ Please (let) _________ me (know) _________ your opinion.
6/ Would you like (paint) _________ your bike or should I (have) _________ a painter (do)
_________ it for you ?
7/ He warned me (not come) _________ late.
8/ Theres no (tell) _________ what might (happen) _________.
9/ - Did you (see) _________ Tom (try) _________ (reach) _________ the top of the dresser ?
- Hes too short (reach) _________ it.
10/ We had to (ask) _________ the students (stop) _________ (make) _________ so much noise.
11/ I cant understand his (want) _________ (buy) _________ such an expensive car.
12/ I couldnt stand (be) _________ alone in the dark room.
13/ They dont want us (mention) _________ their (come) _________ late.
14/ You must remember (lock) _________ the door before (leave) _________ the house.
15/ After (get) _________ (know) _________ her at school, he finished by (ask) _________ her
address.
EXERCISE II : Use the correct verb form :
1/ The children are busy (collect) _________ shells on the beach.
2/ The teacher promised (help) _________ us (prepare) _________ for the examination.
3/ We regret (say) _________ that the lecture was dull and wasnt worth (listen) _________ to.
4/ Theres no (deny) _________ that he enjoys (listen) _________ to his own voice.
5/ Is (boil) _________ or (fry) _________ the best way of (cook) _________ this fish ?
6/ Its no use your (ask) _________ him (lend) _________ you any money.
7/ Can you manage(finish) _______ (write) ______ these reports by yourself ?
8/ He advised me( consider) _________ all the facts before (decide) _________ (accept)
_________ the job.
9/ They refused (allow) _____ us (go) _____ in without (sign) ______ the book.
10/ My uncle used to (show) _________ me where (go) _________ and what (buy) ________.
11/ Theres nothing like (walk) _________ as a means of (keep) _________ fit.
12/ Your doctor advised (go) _________ to bed early, so I really cant understand your (want)
_________ (stay) _________ up late.
13/ We considered (give) _________ her a dress for her birthday, but couldnt help (buy)
_________ her some flowers, too.
14/ Theres nothing (be) _________ done about it now except (tell) _________ the police the
truth.
15/ I remember (hear) ______ him (say) ____ the grass needed (cut) _______.
16/ - Would you mind (keep) _________ quiet for a moment ? Im trying (fill) _________ in a
form.
- Its no use (ask) _________ children (keep) _________ quiet. They cant help (make)
_________ noise.
17/ The miser spent all his time (count) _________ his money and (think) _________ up new
hiding places. He kept (move) _________ it about because he was terrified of (be) _________
robbed. He used to (get) _________ up at night (make) _________ sure it was still there.
18/ They dont allow (smoke) _________ in the auditorium; they dont want (risk) _________
(set) _________ it on fire.
19/ - Would you like me (turn) _________ down the radio a bit ?
- No, its all right. Im used to (work) _________ with the radio on.
20/ We couldnt help (laugh) ________ when he was making fun of himself.
EXERCISE III : Rewrite the following sentences.
1/ Would you close the door, please ?
- Would you mind ?
2/ They didnt allow us to smoke in here.
- They didnt let
3/ My teacher advised buying that book.
- My teacher advised us

4/ The thief forced the bank manager to lie on the ground.


- The thief made
5/ He has studied English for six years.
- He began .
6/ It is necessary to master English.
- Mastering
7/ He spent two hours writing the essay.
- It took
8/ He is too young to ride a motorbike.
- He isnt .
9/ The bag was so heavy that she couldnt carry it upstairs.
- The bag was too .
10/ He expects to hear from her as soon as possible.
- He is looking forward
11/ Its not a good idea to travel during the rush hour.
- Its better to avoid
12/ Shall we go away tomorrow instead of today ?
- Shall we postpone .until ?
13/ Please dont interrupt me all the time.
- Would you mind ?
14/ I would like you to help me to put the chairs away ?
- Do you mind ?
15/ Im quite happy to look after the baby for you.
- I dont mind
16/ I havent done anything wrong, Tom said.
- Tom denied
17/ The driver of the car said it was true that he didnt have a licence
- The driver of the car admitted
18/ I remember someone telling me the news.
- I remember being
19/ Are you sure you paid those bills yesterday ?
- Do you remember ?
20/ Dont forget that you have to do this homework.
- Please remember
21/ She really didnt want to upset him so she kept quiet.
- She was anxious to avoid
22/ Dont ask so many questions.
Please
stop
asking
so
many
questions
23/ I think weve discussed phrasal verbs enough now.
- Lets stop discussing phrasal now
24/ He hasnt smoked for 3 years.
- He stoppedsmoking 3 years ago
25/ They havent played chess for a long time.
- They stopped playing chess a long time ago