Comparatives 1

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in parenthesis.


Comparatives are used to compare two things or two people = She is taller than her brother.                              It´s more beautiful than the white house.

Comparatives use the word "than"


To form comparatives you need to know the number of syllables in the adjective. (syllables are like "sound beats")

1) One syllable adjective ending in a silent "e" = nice-nicer

2) One syllable adjective ending in one vowel and one consonant = big-bigger

3) One syllable adjective ending in more than one consonant or more than one vowel = cheap-cheaper

4) A two syllable adjective ending in "y" = happy-happier

5) Two syllable or more adjectives without "y" at the end = exciting-more exciting


bad - worse

good - better

far - farther

little - less

many - more

much - more

Your turn!!!

1. This river is than the Thames. (long)

2. Colombia is much than Mexico. (hot)

3. You house is than mine. (big)

4. His school is than my cousin´s school. (far)

5. The spa is than walking. (relax)

6. Surf is than swimming. (dangerous)

7. This year trip was than last year. (expensive)

8. That car looks than this one. (safe)

9. Eating vegetables is than eating junk food. (good)

10. You girlfriend is than your ex. (crazy)

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