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

Hello teachers !

please help me . what´s the difference between these two sentences. "He doesn’t work as hard as her." and "He doesn’t work as hard as she does." .. im confused.

Hello mgfielrocha,

There is no difference in meaning between these two sentences. They have different grammatical structures after 'as hard as', but they mean the same.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear teachers,
Could you advise me what it's right "less cleverer than" or "less clever than"? Double comparative in the first example sounds a bit strange....

Hello Elena,

'less clever than' is correct and the other form is not.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,
I wanna ask a question about suparlative form.
'' Those earrings are the most expensive ..... the shop.'' in this sentence , how do we fill in this blank? With ''in'' or ''of''?

Hello ravenclaw,

Most of the time, 'in' is used in a sentence like this, and that's what is best here.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I wanna really know the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives with some exemple

Hello RH,

I'm not quite sure what you mean here. The difference is explained on the page above and there are many examples. You might also take a look at this page for more examples.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
Please tell me when to use 'for' and when to use 'of' in a sentence. Like if I have to write,'these are the test dates for 2016' or 'these are the test dates of 2016'. Which one is correct? Though I think 'for 2016' sounds better but not sure.
Thanks

Hello mahus_chakravarty,

While we can't list all of the ways in which these words can be used in sentences, which would be a very big task indeed, we can comment on these particular examples. In this context 'for' would be the normal choice and we can use it to describe dates in the past, present or future.

If you were talking about dates in the past then 'of' would be possible. For example:

These were the test dates of 1983.

However, even in the context 'for' would be more commonly used.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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