Remember that a comparative adjective is used to show how something has changed or to compare two things.
Examples for comparatives with 1 syllable:
Add ~er + than
- big -> bigger
- small -> smaller
- happy -> happier
- The elephant is bigger than the tiger.
- The pig is fatter than the rabbit.
- My brother is sillier than my sister.
Examples for comparatives with 2 syllables or more:
Add 'more' + than
- more beautiful
- more careful
- more interesting
- The film is more interesting than the book.
- The rat is uglier than the mouse.
- Having a bath is more relaxing than a shower.
Examples for superlatives with 1 syllable:
Add the + est
- long - longer - the longest
- high - higher - the highest
- thin - thinner - the thinnest
- Tim is the tallest boy in class.
- Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
- Chocolate is the nicest treat.
Examples for superlatives with more than 2 syllables:
- amazing -more amazing - the most amazing
- boring - more boring - the most boring
- dangerous - more dangerous - the most dangerous
- This project is the most difficult project I have ever done.
- The holiday is the most exciting holiday I've ever had.
- This film is the most ridiculous film I've ever seen.
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