Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Adjectives, which are words that describe nouns or pronouns, can also be used to make comparisons between different nouns or pronouns.
When an adjective is used to compare two objects, you use the comparative form of the adjective. The comparative form is usually formed by adding an "er" to the adjective.
When an adjective is used to compare three objects, you use the superlative form of the adjective. The superlative form is usually formed by adding an "est" to the adjective.
When an adjective has more than one syllable, the comparative and superlative forms are made by adding "more" (comparative) or "most" (superlative) in front of the adjective.
There are some adjectives that are irregular, and the comparative and superlative forms are made in a different way (example: good).
Examples of Comparative and Superlative Adjectives:
Examples of adjectives and their comparative form:
Tall = taller
Fast = faster
Big = bigger
Delicious = more delicious
Excellent = more excellent
Good = better
Examples of adjectives and their superlative form:
Tall = tallest
Fast = fastest
Big = biggest
Delicious = most delicious
Excellent = most excellent
Good = best
Examples of comparative and superlative adjectives in a sentence:
1) I think Lisa is shorter than Pam.
2) Of all the boys, Paul runs the fastest.
3) In the music show, the horns were the loudest instruments.
4) I think my sister is prettier than I am.
5) Jordan is a better mathematician than Will is, but Will is the best scientist in the class.