Comparison: comparative and superlative

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In this course we will study the comarison in the english language.

The comparison of the adjectives has two forms called: the comparative and the superlative.

Adjective Comparative Superlative
1- Great

2- Easy

3- Old

4- Big

5- Simple

6- Good

Greater

Easier

Older

Bigger

Simpler

Better

Greatest

Easiest

Oldest

Biggest

Simplest

Best

From these examples we conclude that there are some rules:

  • We form the comparative by adding er to the adjective, and the superlative by adding est.
  • For the adjectives ending by y, we change y to i and add er/est.
  • For some adjectives like Big we double the last letter and add er/est.
  • There are irregular adjectives whose comparatives and superlatives are different. see previous example 6.

There is another way to form the comparative and the superlative by adding the words More and Most.

Adjective Comparative Superlative
Difficult
Expensive
More difficult
More expensive
Most difficult
Most expensive
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