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Comparative Adjectives

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SLOW SLOWER HEAVY HEAVIER DANGEROUS MORE DANGEROUS

Short words (1 syllable)  - er Long words (2, 3, 4 syllables)  more…

old  older slow  slower dangerous  more dangerous


warm  warmer tall  taller expensive  more expensive
Irregular comparative forms:
big  bigger, hot  hotter good  better, far  further
heavy  heavier, happy  happier bad  worse, little  less

Write the comparative form: Write the opposite.


new ________________ younger __________________
long ________________ cleaner __________________
nice ________________ darker __________________
big _________________ more boring ________________
good ________________ hotter __________________
fat __________________ happier __________________
modern ______________ easier __________________
friendly ______________ smaller __________________
famous ______________ cheaper __________________

Write comparative sentences using the verbs in brackets

1. My house is (big) _____________than yours.


2. This flower is (beautiful) _________________than that one.
3. A holiday by the sea is (good) ____________than a holiday in the mountains.
4. The weather this summer is even (bad) __________than last summer.
5. I think mathematics is (difficult) _____________than English.

Complete the sentences. Use the comparative.

1. Joe’s car isn’t very fast. He wants a __________ one.


2. My job isn’t very interesting. I want to do something ___________________
3. The weather isn’t very warm today. Yesterday it was ___________________
4. People aren’t very polite today. In the past they were ___________________
5. This sofa isn’t very comfortable. That one is _____________________
6. This coat is nice, but I think the other one is ______________

Write three sentences using comparative adjectives


1. __________________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________________
3. __________________________________________________________
Name: _________________ Date: __________________

Complete the worksheet using the correct comparative or superlative.

1) Canada is __________ than China but Russia is the ____________ country.

a) big b) bigger c) biggest

2) Monkeys are ____________ but ants are ____________.

a) small b) smaller c) smallest

3) Giraffes are the __________ land animal.

a) tall b) taller c) tallest

4) Boys usually have ___________ hair than girls.

a) short b) shorter c) shortest

5) Lamps are ___________ but the sun is ____________.

a) bright b) brighter c) brightest

6) Mars is _________ from Earth but Neptune is ___________.

a) far b) farther c) farthest

7) Emma is ___________ but Stephen is ____________.

a) happy b) happier c) happiest

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Name: _________________ Date: __________________

Complete the worksheet using the correct comparative or superlative.

1) Saturn is __________ than Earth but Jupiter is ____________.

a) big b) bigger c) biggest

2) Mercury is the ____________ planet in the Solar System.

a) small b) smaller c) smallest

3) Mercury is the __________ planet in the Solar System.

a) hot b) hotter c) hottest

4) Mars is ___________ to Earth than Uranus.

a) close b) closer c) closest

5) The moon is ___________ but the sun is ____________.

a) bright b) brighter c) brightest

6) Venus is _________ from Earth but Neptune is ___________.

a) far b) farther c) farthest

7) Neptune is ___________ but Uranus is ____________.

a) cold b) colder c) coldest

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Name: _________________ Date: __________________

Complete the worksheet using the correct comparative or superlative.

1) The blue and yellow T-shirt is ________________ than the black T-shirt.

a) bad b) plainer c) more colourful

2) Hats are __________________ than tights but tights are __________.

a) good b) more comfortable c) softer

3) Jeans are ________________ than socks.

a) cheaper b) expensive c) more expensive

4) Girls usually have ___________ and ___________ clothes than boys.

a) fancier b) plainer c) brighter

5) Boys usually wear ___________ clothes than girls.

a) large b) larger c) largest

6) _________ sweaters feel ___________ than tight trousers.

a) more comfortable b) looser c) worst

7) Enny is ___________ dresser but Stephen is ____________.

a) better b) the best c) the worst

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Comparative adjectives

1. Complete with a comparative adjective and all the necessary words.

1. Snakes are ............................. (fast) snails.


2. London is ............................ (big) Madrid.
3. Snails are ........................... (slow) snakes.
4. My literature book is .................................. (difficult) my English book.
5. Lord of the Rings is ................................... (interesting) Mission Impossible.

2. Make sentences comparing these things, as in the example.

1. English / maths (important) English is more important than maths


2. A tortoise / a cat (slow) ..............................................................
3. My friend / I (handsome) ..............................................................
4. Chocolate milkshakes / lemonade (good) ...........................................................
5. A tiger / a rabbit (dangerous) ...............................................................
6. The North Pole / Africa (cold) ...............................................................
7. Swimming / skating (easy) ...............................................................
8. The Eiffel Tower / my house (big) ...............................................................
9. A stone / a feather (heavy) ...............................................................
10. Planes / cars (fast) ...............................................................

3. Write the comparative form.

1. big .......... 6. good ..........


2. happy .......... 7. easy ..........
3. expensive .......... 8. great ..........
4. intelligent .......... 9. interesting ..........
5. boring .......... 10. bad ..........

4. Complete with the comparative form of the adjectives in the box.

Far cold hot modern


1. Summer is .......... than spring.
2. Winter is .......... than summer.
3. The Eiffel Tower is .......... than the Coliseum.
4. China is .......... than Italy.

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Answers

Exercise 1:

1. Snakes are faster than snails.


2. London is bigger than Madrid.
3. Snails are slower than snakes.
4. My literature book is more difficult than my English book.
5. Lord of the Rings is more interesting than Mission Impossible.

Exercise 2:

2. A tortoise is slower than a cat.


3. My friend is more handsome than I.
4. Chocolate milkshakes are better than lemonade.
5. A tiger is more dangerous than a rabbit.
6. The North Pole is colder than Africa.
7. Swimming is easier than skating.
8. The Eiffel Tower is bigger than my house
9. A stone is heavier than a feather.
10. Planes are faster than cars.

Exercise 3:

1. bigger 6. better
2. happier 7. easier
3. more expensive 8. greater
4. more intelligent 9. more interesting
5. more boring 10. worse

Exercise 4:

1. Summer is hotter than spring.


1. Winter is colder than summer.
2. The Eiffel Tower is more modern than the Coliseum.
3. China is further/farther than Italy.

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