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Comparative and superlative of adjectives

An adjective is a word that modifies a noun. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Adjectives and adverbs describe other words (things). Both have two additional forms: A comparative form which compares two things, and a superlative form which compares three or more things. The following are examples of the rule mentioned earlier (using "big" as the adjective). Comparative: The first house is bigger than the second (comparison of two objects) Superlative: The first house is the biggest among the three (comparison of more than two objects) The tricky part is to learn how to form the comparatives and superlatives of the adjectives. Have a look at the table in order to learn the rules.

Type of Comparative Superlative Example Adjective rule rule adjective - comparative - superlative Adjectives with one syllable, more than Add er at the one vowel end OR more than one consonant at the end. Adjective ends with e and has one syllable Adjective with one syllable, one vowel and one consonant at the end

Add est at the end

tall - taller - tallest small - smaller - smallest old - older - oldest

Add r

Add st

large - larger - largest wide - wider - widest nice - nicer - nicest

Double the last consonant, and add er

Double the big- bigger - biggest last thin - thinner - thinnest consonant, glad - gladder - gladdest and add est

Adjective ending in Y with two syllables Adjective Ending with -er, le, or -ow with two syllables all other adjectives with two syllables

Change y to i, then add er

Change y to i, then add est

happy - happier - happiest angry - angrier - angriest crazy - crazier - craziest

Add er

Add est

narrow - narrower - narrowest gentle - gentler - gentlest yellow - yellower - yellowest simple - simpler - simplest

Add the Add the word word most more before before the the adjective adjective

interesting - more interesting - most interesting beautiful - more beautiful - most beautiful