Comparative and Superlative Adjectives, 100 Examples and Exercises

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

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.

  1. There should be a noun to compare with the other noun. Be aware that the first noun is the subject of the sentence.
  2. 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.
  3. The third element is a comparative adjective with
  4. The last element we use is the other thing that we compare. In that case, the noun

One-syllable words

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

  1. I am way cooler and smarter than her new boyfriend. Probably she was looking for a puppet.
  2. Her backyard is clearer than in your bedroom. Please tidy up your room.
  3. The songs of Opeth is darker than a neo-impressionist artist.
  4. Turkish cuisine is more delicious than any cuisine in the Middle East. It is underrated.
  5. Tool’s bassist is more talented than Jason Newsted. It is a crystal-clear fact.
  6. Please stop listening to this disturbing noise. Even a door squeak sounds more beautiful than your weird K-Pop singers.
  7. 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

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.

  1. THE: Extremes are should be things you mentioned. The love of your life can’t be “a girl”. She is “the girl”.
  2. “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

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. Sir, this is the most talented developer we have. If they get him, we have no chance in the industry.
  4. The camping trip we went to last month was the most entertaining camp ever. Everything was at the optimum level.
  5. It was the easiest task I sent you and you failed. How? The last week’s workload was four times harder than this task.
  6. 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

Adjective Comparative Superlative
angry angrier angriest
bad worse worst
big bigger biggest
bitter bitterer bitterest
black blacker blackest
bland blander blandest
bloody bloodier bloodiest
blue bluer bluest
bold bolder boldest
bossy bossier bossiest
brave braver bravest
brief briefer briefest
bright brighter brightest
broad broader broadest

Adjective Comparative Superlative
busy busier busiest
calm calmer calmest
cheap cheaper cheapest
chewy chewier chewiest
chubby chubbier chubbiest
classy classier classiest
clean cleaner cleanest
clear clear clearest
clever cleverer cleverest
close closer closest
cloudy cloudier cloudiest
clumsy clumsier clumsiest
busy busier busiest
calm calmer calmest
Adjective Comparative Superlative
coarse coarser coarsest
cold colder coldest
cool cooler coolest
crazy crazier craziest
creamy creamier creamiest
creepy creepier creepiest
crispy crispier crispiest
cruel crueller cruellest
crunchy crunchier crunchiest
curly curly curliest
curvy curvier curviest
cute cuter cutest
damp damper dampest

Adjective Comparative Superlative
dark darker darkest
deadly deadlier deadliest
deep deeper deepest
dense denser densest
dirty dirtier dirtiest
dry drier driest
dull duller dullest
dumb dumber dumbest
dusty dustier dustiest
early earlier earliest
easy easier easiest
faint fainter faintest
fair fairer fairest
fancy fancier fanciest
Adjective Comparative Superlative
fat fatter fattest
few fewer fewest
fierce fiercer fiercest
filthy filthier filthiest
fine finer finest
firm firmer firmest
fit fitter fittest
flaky flakier flakiest
flat flatter flattest
fresh fresher freshest
friendly friendlier friendliest
full fuller fullest
funny funnier funniest
gentle gentler gentlest
Adjective Comparative Superlative
hip hipper hippest
hot hotter hottest
humble humbler humblest
hungry hungrier hungriest
icy icier iciest
itchy itchier itchiest
juicy juicier juiciest
kind kinder kindest
large larger largest
late later latest
lazy lazier laziest
light lighter lightest
likely likelier likeliest
little littler littlest
Adjective Comparative Superlative
nice nicer nicest
noisy noisier noisiest
odd odder oddest
oily oilier oiliest
old older/elder oldest/eldest
plain plainer plainest
polite politer politest
poor poorer poorest
pretty prettier prettiest
proud prouder proudest
pure purer purest
quick quicker quickest
quiet quieter quietest
rare rarer rarest
Adjective Comparative Superlative
sincere sincerer sincerest
skinny skinnier skinniest
sleepy sleepier sleepiest
slim slimmer slimmest
slimy slimier slimiest
slow slower slowest
small smaller smallest
smart smarter smartest
smelly smellier smelliest
smoky smokier smokiest
smooth smoother smoothest
soft softer softest
soon sooner soonest
sore sorer sorest