Comparative and superlative adjectives

By Shubham Jindal

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A Comparative Adjective is a word that describes a noun by comparing it to another noun. Comparative adjectives typically end in 'er' and are followed by the word 'than'. A Superlative Adjective is a word that describes a noun by comparing it to two or more nouns to the highest or lowest degree. 

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Comparative and superlative adjectives Definition

What are comparative and superlative adjectives examples? Add -er for the comparative and -est for the superlative. If the adjective has a consonant + single vowel + consonant spelling, the final consonant must be doubled before adding the ending.

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Comparative and superlative adjectives worksheet

A comparative adjective is an adjective used to compare two people or things. We use comparative adjectives to say that one person or thing demonstrates a high degree of a quality or is a better example of a quality than the other 

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comparative and superlative adjectives list pdf

– old – older – oldest – young – younger – youngest – pretty – prettier – prettiest – long – longer – longest – short – shorter – shortest – bright – brighter – brightest – close – closer – closest – happy – happier - happiest

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positive, comparative superlative examples

– respectable – more respectable – most respectable – beautiful – more beautiful – most beautiful – preferable – more preferable – most preferable – hardworking – more hardworking – most hardworking

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– respectable – more respectable – most respectable – beautiful – more beautiful – most beautiful – preferable – more preferable – most preferable – hardworking – more hardworking – most hardworking

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Example – A cat is fasta tiger is faster but a cheetah is the fastest – A car is heavya truck is heavierbut a train is the heaviest – A park bench is comfortable, a restaurant chair is more comfortablebut a sofa is the most comfortable

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Example – A cat is fasta tiger is faster but a cheetah is the fastest – A car is heavya truck is heavierbut a train is the heaviest – A park bench is comfortable, a restaurant chair is more comfortablebut a sofa is the most comfortable

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What is the difference between superlative and comparative adverb? With short adverbs that do not end in -ly comparative and superlative forms are identical to adjectives: add -er to form the comparative and -est to form the superlative. If the adverb ends in e, remove it before adding the ending.

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