Comparative Adjectives

Learn English Grammar - Comparative Adjectives

Phil is older than Ben. Ben is younger than Phil.

Use comparative adjectives to compare two things.

Comparative Adjectives:
One-Syllable Words

Add -er

Tall Taller
Old Older
Fast Faster
Long Longer
New Newer
  • My new car is faster than my old car.
  • I’m older than my brother.
  • Traveling by bike takes longer than traveling by motorcycle

Comparative Adjectives:
Words that end in consonant + vowel

Double the last letter and add -er

Big Bigger
Hot Hotter
Thin Thinner
  • An elephant is bigger than a cat.
  • Brazil is hotter than Sweden.
  • My sister is thinner than me.

Comparative Adjectives:
Words that end in consonant + y

Remove -y and add -ier.

Easy Easier
Happy Happier
Busy Busier
  • Reading English is easier than listening.
  • Maria is happier than Dave.
  • People today are busier than in the past.

Comparative Adjectives:
Words with 2+ syllables

Expensive More expensive
Popular More popular
Interesting More interesting
  • A car is more expensive than a computer.
  • Michael Jackson’s music is more popular than country music.
  • Watching a movie is more interesting than studying grammar.

Comparative Adjectives: Irregular

Good Better
Bad Worse
Far Farther
  • Eating fruit is better for your health than eating hamburgers.
  • Cancer is worse than the flu.
  • One mile is farther than one kilometer.

Don’t forget than!

  • An elephant is bigger a cat.
  • An elephant is bigger than a cat.


Comparative Adjectives Quiz

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Question 1
Ashley is prettier than Sandy.
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Question 2
The couch is more comfortable than the chair.
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Question 3
Listening to English is harder than reading English.
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Question 4
The weather in London is wetter than the weather in Cairo.
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Question 5
Vegetables are better for your health than candy.
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Question 6
The sun is hoter than the moon.
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Question 6 Explanation: 
The sun is hotter than the moon.
Question 7
American football is dangerous than baseball.
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Question 7 Explanation: 
American football is more dangerous than baseball.
Question 8
A book is longer a magazine.
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Question 8 Explanation: 
A book is longer than a magazine.
Question 9
The new movie is more bad than the original movie.
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Question 9 Explanation: 
The new movie is worse than the original movie.
Question 10
My friends is nicer than yours.
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Question 10 Explanation: 
My friends are nicer than yours.
Question 11
Craig is more friendly than Paul.
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Question 11 Explanation: 
Craig is friendlier than Paul.
Question 12
An elephant is bigger of a mouse.
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Question 12 Explanation: 
An elephant is bigger than a mouse.
Question 13
This restaurant is more better than the one we ate at yesterday.
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Question 13 Explanation: 
This restaurant is better than the one we ate at yesterday.
Question 14
This test was easier than the last one.
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Question 15
The movie was much more interesting than the book.
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