Comparative and Superlative Adjectives, 100 Examples and Exercises
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
In the English language’s ancient structure there are several tough bricks to get through. Even if they are just another brick in the wall, people should be in common with them because at the end of the day, these tough bricks gather around and create the brilliant, valid-everywhere and the cool building, English. It is a living entity and should be treated that way.
Comparative and superlative adjectives are one of these bricks. If these grammatical rules don’t exist, you can’t have those annoying children of your neighbor who say, “I’m better than you, huh!”. Even more, their more annoying mother. “My daughter is the most successful girl in the entire neighborhood.” We can hear that your thoughts like “So what?”. Let’s find out what comparative and superlative adjectives are. Why people use comparative and superlative adjectives? Can we give an explanatory example of these topics?
Comparative adjectives are the grammar structures you use when you are comparing two things on the same feature. These two things don’t have to be objects. All the things that existed in the world could have compared each other. In other words, comparative adjectives are like a jury who judges two things on some features.
How to use comparative adjectives?
There is a static form of a sentence to use the comparative adjectives. It is the following path.
- There should be a noun to compare with the other noun. Be aware that the first noun is the subject of the sentence.
- The second thing is the verb like a regular English sentence. If we are comparing two objects, the verb is am/is/are. If our comparison is based on the verbs, the comparative adjective will be an adverb.
- The third element is a comparative adjective with
- The last element we use is the other thing that we compare. In that case, the noun
To use a one-syllable word as a comparative adjective, the structure will be like this “adjective+er than”. It will be crystal clear in the examples below.
Words with more than one syllable
To use a word has more than one syllable apply the following path. “more adjective than”
Examples for comparative adjectives
- I am way cooler and smarter than her new boyfriend. Probably she was looking for a puppet.
- Her backyard is clearer than in your bedroom. Please tidy up your room.
- The songs of Opeth is darker than a neo-impressionist artist.
- Turkish cuisine is more delicious than any cuisine in the Middle East. It is underrated.
- Tool’s bassist is more talented than Jason Newsted. It is a crystal-clear fact.
- Please stop listening to this disturbing noise. Even a door squeak sounds more beautiful than your weird K-Pop singers.
- Wake up, loser! She is totally out of your league. She is more beautiful than you desire. He said to the impression of the mirror.
Superlative adjectives are the words that you use them to express extreme situations in the case of comparison. The noun or thing you mention is the extreme case in its field. Let’s say you love a woman in passion. You can’t describe her just by comparison with other women. You don’t say “She is more beautiful than blah blah.” You say “She is the most beautiful girl of the century”. As we can see, superlatives are used in extreme situations. Let’s see how they are done.
How to use superlative adjectives?
Let’s keep it simple. Just use the following steps.
- THE: Extremes are should be things you mentioned. The love of your life can’t be “a girl”. She is “the girl”.
- “Adjective + st” or “Most + adjective”
Exceptions for Superlative and Comparative Adjectives
The following nouns are exceptions for this topic. They are created in different ways. By the way, these words are the most used comparative and superlative adjectives. You must know them.
- Good-Better-The Best
- Bad-Worse-The Worst
- Far-Further-The Furthest
- Much-More-The Most
- Little-Less-The Least
Examples for superlative adjectives
- I am the loneliest person in the universe. I get it when no one remembered my birthday. Only banks, my friend. Do they love me?
- The day before you left here was the best day of my life. The day you left? It was the worst day of my life.
- Sir, this is the most talented developer we have. If they get him, we have no chance in the industry.
- The camping trip we went to last month was the most entertaining camp ever. Everything was at the optimum level.
- It was the easiest task I sent you and you failed. How? The last week’s workload was four times harder than this task.
- My greatest ambition in life is to develop the greatest game in the sense of atmosphere. The player should feel it like a novel.
100 Adjectives, Comparatives and Superlatives