Formation of Comparative Adjectives.

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Comparative Adjective Formation - Structure - English Grammar


There are two ways to form comparative adjective, depending on the length of the adjective.

Adjectives   with 1 syllable or adjectives with 2 syllables if the word ends in -y, then -er is added to the end of the word.

Notes:

  • Adjectives ending in -y; change the -y to -i and add -er.
  • Adjectives that end with a consonant, vowel, consonant - the last consonant is doubled and -er is added to the end of the adjective.

Examples

  • cold - colder
  • small - smaller
  • tall - taller
  • early - earlier
  • happy - happier
  • crazy - crazier
  • big -bigger
  • fat-fatter
  • hot -hotter

Adjectives  with 3 more syllables, and words with 2 syllables that don't end in -y. The word "more" or "less" is placed before the adjective.

Note: Adjectives that end in -e, only -r is added to end of the adjective.

Examples

  • honest - more honest
  • difficult- more difficult
  • modern - more modern
  • expensive - more expensive
  • difficult - more difficult
  • comfortable - more comfortable

Note: "Than" is usually usually used after the comparative adjective.


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