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COMPARISON

DEGREES
(1) POSITIVE - ADJECTIVE Hes as tall as his brother
A car isnt as fast as a plane
(2) COMPARATIVE - MORE (ADJECTIVE) (ADJECTIVE)+ER This is more expensive
He is older

(3) SUPERLATIVE - MOST (ADJECTIVE) (ADJECTIVE)+MOST Its the most wonderful place
Were the youngest

Irregular Comparative and Superlative Forms


Positive Comparative Superlative
good better best
bad worse worst
little less least
far farther further farthest furthest

TRANSFORM THE SENTENCES AS IN THE EXAMPLE:

1.- Susan is not as pretty as her sister. 13.- Turtles arent as slow as snails.
Her sister is prettier than Susan.
14.- On the road, snow isnt as dangerous as
2.- Dogs arent as aggressive as cats.
ice.
3.- Peter doesnt sing as well as Tom.
15.- Todays exercise wasnt as difficult as
4.- My house is not as far as yours.
yesterdays.
5.- Tests arent as difficult as exams.
16.- A horse isnt as strong as an ox.
6.- I dont work as hard as you.
17.- Villages arent as big as towns.
7.- You arent as intelligent as your brother
18.- Towns arent as quiet as villages.
8.- A chair isnt as comfortable as a sofa.
19.- The others werent as tired as we were.
9.- Cats arent as noisy as dogs.
20.- You arent as pessimistic as your friend.
10.- A bag of feathers isnt as heavy as a bag
21.- Your hair isnt as curly as mine.
of lead.
22.- Water isnt as thick as oil.
11.- Buses arent as fast as cars.
23.- Norway isnt as warm as Italy.
12.- The film wasnt as interesting as the book.
24.- Susan isnt as shy as her sister.

SUPERLAT IVES
1.- The car I am driving is very fast.
Its the fastest car I have ever driven.

2.- In this museum there is a very valuable painting.


Its the most valuable painting in the museum.

3.- In the orchestra, the other musicians arent as good as he is.


Hes the best musician of the orchestra.

4.- In the periodic table, the rest of metals arent as heavy as this is.

5.- These exercises I am doing are extremely difficult.

6.- I have never met such a shy person as Tom.

7.- In the market you cant find a material as flexible as this.

8.- The book I am reading is very interesting.

9.- This is the first time I have seen such a big animal.

10.- In my family, nobody sings as bad as me.

11.- John is a very reliable friend.

12.- I have never eaten such a delicious dish.

13.- A washing machine is a very good invention. (all times)

14.- Pluto is very far in the Solar System.

15.- My last holiday wasnt enjoyable at all. (my life)

REMEMBER: HALF/TWICE/THREE TIMES, ETC + AS MUCH/MANY AS


FILL THE GAPS WITH THE RIGHT FORM OF THE ADJECTIVE:

1.- My house is much (small) .................................... yours. So I dont have


(much) ........................
room ....................... you have to invite friends.

2.- If I had ( many) ............................... problems ....................... he has, I would go


mad.

3.- This is (good) ................................... car Ive ever had. Perhaps it was (expensive)
............................. my previous car, but it uses (little) ............................. petrol
and breaks
down on (few) ........................ occasions .......................... most other cars.

4.- If you want to get (thin) ........................... , you should eat


(few) ............................. calories. For
example vegetables. They are (little) ..................................... fattening food.

5.- I finished my homework (soon) ........................... I expected, so I had


(much) ............................
free time ....................... other days.

6.- The weather is much (cold) ......................... these days. But


(bad) ..................................... is to
come. February is usually (cold) ............................ month of the year.

7.- (good) ............................. way to improve your English is to read


(much) ..................................
you can.

8.- Oranges are usually (cheap) ............................... fruit in winter. However, they are
rather
(expensive) .................................. in other seasons.

9.- My phone bill is usually 100. This month I have paid 198. It was nearly twice (much)
................................................. as the rest of the times.

10.- Your dictation is quite good this time. In fact, youve had half
(many) .......................... mistakes
.........you usually have.

11.- People should be (careful) ............................ when driving in the rain. There would
be (few)
............................. accidents.

12.- According to the latest news, this year has had (low) ..............................
rate of
unemployment in recent years.

13.- I cant understand. If she is (hard-working) ...................................... person in the


firm, why does
she get (less) .................................. money?

14.- In December, our firm has (high) ............................. increase in sales. Other months
arent (good)
.................................... In fact, summer is (bad) ................................ seasons as
far as sales
are concerned.

15.- I had to drive my car along (narrow) ........................... country road in the region.

16.- Id like to travel to (far) .................................... remote place in the world and
forget about all my
worries.
17.- (little) ...................................... important problem may turn out a disaster for you.

18.- If these scissors were (sharp) ....................................., Id cut out all these pictures
(quickly)
.................................................

PAGE 1
2. Cars are more aggressive than dogs
3. Tom sings better than Tom
4. Your house is farther than mine
5. Exams are more difficult than tests
6. You work harder than me
7. Your brother is more intelligent than you
8. A sofa is more comfortable than a chair
9. Dogs are noisier than cats
10. A bad of lead is heavier than a bag of feather
11. Cars are faster than buses
12. The book was more interesting than the film
13. snails are slower than turtles
14. On the road, ice is more dangerous than snow
15. Yesterdays exercise was more difficult than todays
16. An ox is stronger than a horse
17. Towns are bigger than villages
18. Villages are quieter than towns
19. We were more tired than the others
20. Your friend is more pessimistic than you
21. My hair is curlier than yours
22. Oil is thicker than water
23. Italy is warmer than Norway
24. Her sister is shyer than Susan

PAGE 2
4. This is the heaviest metal in the periodic table
5. These are the most difficult exercises I have ever done
6. Tom is the shyest person Ive ever met
7. This is the most flexible material in the market
8. This the most interesting book Ive ever read
9. This is the biggest animal Ive ever seen
10. Im the worst singer of my family
11. John is the most reliable friend
12. This is the most delicious dish Ive ever eaten
13. The washing machine is the best invention of all times
14.Pluto is the farthest planet in the Solar System
15. My last holiday was the least enjoyable in my life

PAGE 3
1. smaller than as much room as
2. as many problems as
3. the best more expensive than less fewer occasions than
4. thinner fewer the least
5. sooner than more free time than
6. colder the worst the coldest
7. the best as much as
8. the cheapest more expensive than
9. as much as
10. as many mistakes as
11. more careful fewer
12. the lowest
13. the most hard-working the least
14. the highest as the worst
15. the narrowest
16. the farthest
17. the least
18. sharper more quickly

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