Tuesday, 20 October 2015


We use comparatives to compare two things or two people.To form comparatives you need to know the

 number of syllables in the adjective.

The rules to form comparatives

1. One syllable adjective ending in one vowel and one consonant — big
  • Comparative — the consonant is doubled and 'er' is added —bigger
          2.  One syllable adjective ending in a silent 'e' — nice
    • Comparative — add 'r' — nicer
3. One syllable adjective ending in more than one consonant or more than a vowel — highcheap
  • Comparative — 'er' is added — highercheaper
4. A two syllable adjective ending in 'y' — happy
  • Comparative — 'y' becomes 'i' and 'er' is added — happier
5. Two syllable or more adjectives without 'y' at the end  exciting
  • Comparative  more + the adjective + than  more exciting than

But... there are some irregular comparatives. Look at this table:

Now, let's see these examples:

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