Comparative and Superlative Adjectives



Comparative and Superlative Adjectives :



In general, ER and EST are used with very short adjectives (of one syllable) and with two syllable adjectives ending in Y.

With other adjectives, we generally use more and most.

Positive……Comparative…… Superlative

Old….. older……oldest
Happy…… happier……. happiest
Important…..more important……most important
Interesting……more interesting……most interesting

Complete Rules

(i) Adjectives of one syllable.

(ii) These adjectives form comparatives and superlatives with ER & EST.

(iii) Adjectives ending in E, add R and ST to form comparatives and superlatives respectively.

(iv) Adjectives with one vowel followed by one consonant, double the final consonant.

Positive…..Comparative…..Superlative

old…..older…..oldest
call…..taller…..tallest
cheap…..cheaper…..cheapest
late…..later…..latest
fat…..fatter…..fattest
young…..younger…..youngest
long…..longer…..longest
strong…..stronger…..strongest

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