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.
- America is bigger than England.
- Horses are more intelligent than rabbits.
- 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 /
- Put more before adjectives with 2 or more syllables. Example: expensive → more expensive, intelligent → more intelligent, famous → more famous
- 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 → larger
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