Using the Comparative and Superlative Forms

using comparative and superlative adverbs and adjectives

When and how to use the Comparative Form

We use the comparative form to create an adverb or adjective to compare two things.

We form the comparative by adding “er” or “more” to the modifier.

Examples of using the comparative form

1. Long, Longer, Longest

The days in June are longer than the days in January because there is more sunlight.

2. Big, Bigger, Biggest

The mountains in Spain are bigger than the mountains in England.

When and how to use the Superlative Form

We use the superlative form to compare three or more things.

We form the superlative form by adding “est” or “most” with the modifier.

Examples of using the comparative form

1. Long, Longer, Longest

The longest days of sunshine are in the summer months.

2. Big, Bigger, Biggest

The waves in Spain are bigger than the waves in Italy, but the waves in Australia are the biggest.

Warning! There are Irregular Comparative and Superlative Forms!

irregular comparative and superlative

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