We use comparative adjectives to describe people and things:

This car is certainly better but it’s much more expensive.
I’m feeling happier now.
We need a bigger garden

We use than when we want to compare one thing with another:

She is two years older than me.
New York is much bigger than Boston.
He is a better player than Ronaldo.
France is a bigger country than Britain.

When we want to describe how something or someone changes we can use two comparatives with and:

The balloon got bigger and bigger.
Everything is getting more and more expensive.
Grandfather is looking older and older

We often use the with comparative adjectives to show that one thing depends on another:

When you drive faster it is more dangerous
> The faster you drive, the more dangerous it is.
When they climbed higher it got colder
> The higher they climbed, the colder it got.

Superlative adjectives:

We use the with a superlative:

It was the happiest day of my life.
Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
That’s the best film I have seen this year.
I have three sisters, Jan is the oldest and Angela is the youngest

Activities
 

Type the correct comparative adjectives into the gaps

 

Complete the sentences with comparative forms

 

Type the correct superlative adjectives into the gaps

 

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Comments

Hi Dear Sir,

I faced with some sentences in Azar blue regarding comparison of adjectives that I am not sure about even it is true or false. I am waiting to here from you even these are true of false:
the example is:
10. I don't like to work hard, but my sister does. I'm a lot lazier than my sister.
here first used alot then used lazier. is it right?

Hello M Ebrahim,

Yes, that sentence is fine. 'A lot' here is a modifier to make the comparative adjective 'lazier' stronger.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Antonina M,

Thanks for telling us. We just made a major update to our site a few days ago, and this is one of the bugs that we are working on. We'll get it fixed as soon as we can – sorry for the inconvenience!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
Is the following sentence correct ?

No other star is so bright as the Sun.

Thanks

Hello Kelsie_29,

Yes, that is correct, though 'as bright as' is more common in modern English.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I have a question regarding an example which I saw in a book which is as follows -

The Shanghai Maglev has broken the record speed of all the other trains.

Is a comparison being made in the above statement?

Thanks,
Kelsie

Hi Kelsie,

There's an implicit comparison in that statement, for if this train has broken the speed record, then it is faster than all other trains (or 'the fastest train').

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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