Elementary Grammar Exercise

Adjective - Set:5 Comparative and Superlative

 Question
Exercise: Choose comparative or superlative of adjective.

    

Comparative adjectives are used to compare the differences between two nouns.
Bill is older than Jack.
My room is bigger than my sister's room.

Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more nouns.
Bill is the shortest boy of the class.
January is the coldest month of the year in my hometown.

1) One-syllable adjectives:

Form the comparative and superlative forms of a one-syllable adjective by adding –er for the comparative form and –est for the superlative.
Adjective--Comparative--Superlative
tall ------taller-------tallest
old--------older--------oldest
great------greater------greatest

If the one-syllable adjective ends with an e, just add –r for the comparative form and –st for the superlative form.
Adjective--Comparative--Superlative
large------larger-------largest
wise-------wiser--------wisest
nice-------nicer--------nicest

If the one-syllable adjective ends with a single consonant with a vowel before it, double the consonant and add –er for the comparative form; and double the consonant and add –est for the superlative form.
Adjective--Comparative--Superlative
fat--------fatter-------fattest
big--------bigger-------biggest
sad--------sadder-------saddest

2) Two-syllable adjectives:

If the two-syllable adjectives ends with –y, change the y to i and add –er for the comparative form. For the superlative form change the y to i and add –est.
Adjective--Comparative--Superlative
happy------happier------happiest
angry------angrier------angriest
busy-------busier-------busiest

With most two-syllable adjectives, you form the comparative with more and the superlative with most
Adjective---Comparative----Superlative
peaceful - more peaceful - most peaceful
pleasant - more pleasant - most pleasant
careful -- more careful -- most careful

Two-syllable adjectives ending in –er, -le, or –ow take –er and –est to form the comparative and superlative forms.
Adjective--Comparative--Superlative
narrow-----narrower-----narrowest
gentle-----gentler------gentlest

3) Adjectives with three or more syllables:

For adjectives with three syllables or more, you form the comparative with more and the superlative with most.
Adjective---Comparative-----Superlative
generous -- more generous -- most generous
important - more important - most important
expensive - more expensive - most expensive

4) Irregular comparative or superlative

good------better------best
bad-------worse-------worst
little----less--------least
much------more--------most
far--further/farther-furthest/farthest
 Answer Sheet
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1. The superlative of sweet is:
Exercisesweeter

Exercisesweetter

Exercisesweetest

Exercisemost sweet

2. The superlative of fancy is:
Exercisefanciest

Exercisefancyest

Exercisefancier

Exercisemost fanciest

3. The comparative of bad is:
Exercisebader

Exerciseworse

Exerciseworser

Exercisemore worse

4. The comparative of comfortable is:
Exercisemore comfortable

Exercisemost comfortable

Exercisecomfortabler

Exercisecomfortablest

5. The superlative of lazy is:
Exerciselazyer

Exerciselazier

Exerciselaziest

Exercisemost lazy

6. The comparative of foggy is:
Exercisefoggyer

Exercisefoggier

Exercisemore foggier

7. The superlative of hot is:
Exercisehot

Exercisehotest

Exercisehottest

Exercisemost hot

8. The comparative of joyful is:
Exercisejoyfuller

Exercisejoyfuler

Exercisemore joyful

Exercisemore joyfull

9. The superlative of friendly is:
Exercisefriendly

Exercisefriendlyest

Exercisefriendllyest

Exercisemost friendly

10. The comparative of little is:
Exerciselittler

Exerciselittller

Exerciseless

Exerciseleast


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