Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Examples

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Adjectives, which are words that describe nouns or pronouns, can also be used to make comparisons between different nouns or pronouns.

When an adjective is used to compare two objects, you use the comparative form of the adjective. The comparative form is usually formed by adding an "er" to the adjective.

When an adjective is used to compare three objects, you use the superlative form of the adjective. The superlative form is usually formed by adding an "est" to the adjective.

When an adjective has more than one syllable, the comparative and superlative forms are made by adding "more" (comparative) or "most" (superlative) in front of the adjective.

There are some adjectives that are irregular, and the comparative and superlative forms are made in a different way (example: good).

Examples of Comparative and Superlative Adjectives:

Examples of adjectives and their comparative form:

Tall = taller

Fast = faster

Big = bigger

Delicious = more delicious

Excellent = more excellent

Good = better

Examples of adjectives and their superlative form:

Tall = tallest

Fast = fastest

Big = biggest

Delicious = most delicious

Excellent = most excellent

Good = best

Examples of comparative and superlative adjectives in a sentence:

1) I think Lisa is shorter than Pam.

2) Of all the boys, Paul runs the fastest.

3) In the music show, the horns were the loudest instruments.

4) I think my sister is prettier than I am.

5) Jordan is a better mathematician than Will is, but Will is the best scientist in the class.

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