adjectives compare two things. Superlative adjectives compare more than two
Commonly, adjectives that contain only one syllable or end in 'y' use 'er' to
form comparatives and 'est' to form superlatives. For adjectives ending in y,
change the 'y' to 'i' before adding the 'er' or 'est'.
old – older – oldest
young – younger – youngest
pretty – prettier – prettiest
long – longer – longest
short – shorter – shortest
bright – brighter – brightest
close – closer – closest
happy – happier - happiest
two or more syllables do not change but instead add more to form
comparatives and most to form superlatives.
respectable – more respectable –
beautiful – more beautiful – most
preferable – more preferable – most
have different forms of comparatives and superlatives.
good – better – best
bad – worse – worst
little – less – least
much (many) – more – most
far – further - furthest
The word than
typically appears in comparative sentences.
Amy is smarter than Betty.
Chad is stronger than Dan.
Greg is more diligent than his
I have more apples than he.
She likes him more than me.
typically accompanied by the word the.