Comparatives Exercise Elementary A2

Read these rules for the comparative form in English before completing the comparatives exercise below.

Use the comparative form in English when you want to compare 2 things.

For example:

  1. America is bigger than England.
  2. Horses are more intelligent than rabbits.

Comparative Form

  1. Add /er/ to the end of adjectives with one syllable and adjectives with 2 syllables ending in y. Example: fast → faster, small → smaller, old → older, pretty → prettier /
  2. Put more before adjectives with 2 or more syllables.  Example: expensive → more expensive, intelligent  → more intelligent, famous → more famous
  3. Put than after the comparative adjective.  Example:   Ice-cream is sweeter than coffee. /  Albert Einstein is more famous than Michael Jackson.

Comparative Adjectives Spelling:

Adjectives ending in Y: Change the /y/ to an /i/ and add /er/.  Example: happy → happier, lazy → lazier

Adjectives ending in E: Just add /r/.  Example: large → large

Adjectives ending in a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) followed by a consonant (b,c,d,f,g..): Double the consonant.  Example: wet → wetter, thin → thinner

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Comparatives Exercise Elementary A2

Test your comparatives in English with this quiz!

Beginner / Elementary Level

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Are you ______ (old) your sister?

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A cat is ______ (intelligent) a frog.

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He is ______ (good) at football _________ me.

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My room is _______ (tidy) your room.

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The book is _____ (good) the film.

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An elephant is ________ (big) a horse.

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I don't like watching any sport but watching football is ______ (bad) than watching cricket.

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Next year I am going to get a ________ (big) car.

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The sofa is _______ (comfortable) the chair.

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Motorbikes are ___________ (dangerous) cars.

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A snail is _________ (slow) than a horse.

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Winter is ________ (cold) summer.

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We're late. Can we go a little __________ (fast)?

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Put more before adjectives  ________.

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My phone is _______ (old) yours.

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Pizza is _________ (good) than ice-cream.

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I think swimming is ________ (easy) football.

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Switzerland is ________ (expensive) Italy.

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We don't need to leave yet. We can stay here a little ________ (long).

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It's _______ (wet) in the winter than the summer.

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My brother is 10 years old.  I am 9 years old.  My brother is _________ (old) me.

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My sister is ________ (young) me.

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My sister is ________ (beautiful)  me.

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To make a comparative adjective, add ______ to the end of the adjective.

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My brother is a bit ________ (older) me.

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Planes are _______ (fast) cars.

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