Comparative and Superlative Adjectives, Example Sentences

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives, Example Sentences

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives, Example Sentences in English

Adjectives are used to define the noun.

Comparative Adjectives

We use comparative adjectives to show change or to make comparisons.

  • I’m feeling healthier now.

When to compare one thing with another, can be use “than” after the adjectives.

  • Paris is much bigger than Boston.

Two comparatives with “and”, can use when we want to describe how something or someone changes.

  • Clothes are getting more and more expensive.

Commonly, we use the with comparative adjectives to show that one thing depends on another.

  • The safer you drive, the more slower it is.

(+500 Adjectives List)

Superlative Adjectives

When we talk about the superiority of an adjective, we use superlative adjectives.

It was the best day of my life.

Rules of Use of Single Syllable (Short) Adjectives

We can make comparisons by adding “-er” to short adjectives and add “-est“.

If an adjective ends in –e, can be added –r or –st.

Some examples;

  • Nice-nicer(comparative) – nicest(superlative)
  • Large-larger(comparative) – largest(superlative)

If an adjective ends in a vowel and a consonant, can be double the consonant.

  • Big-bigger(comparative) – biggest(superlative)
  • Fat-fatter(comparative) – fattest(superlative)


If an adjective ends in a consonant and –y, can be added –y to –i and add –er or –est.

  • Silly-sillier(comparative)-silliest(superlative)

Example Sentences;

  • This encyclopedia is longer than the historical book. (Comparative)
  • Marry is the funniest friend in the world. (Superlative)


Rules of Use of Two or More Syllable Adjectives

More and most use to make comparatives and superlatives for most two syllable adjectives and for all adjectives with three or more syllables.

Some examples;

  • Cheerful-more cheerful(comparative)-most cheerful(superlative)
  • Helpful-more helpful(comparative)-most helpful(superlative)
  • Useful-more useful(comparative)-most useful(superlative)

Example Sentences;

  • Going to a concert is more realistic than listening to music. (Comparative)
  • Being healthy is the most important thing in the world. (Superlative)


Irregular Adjectives

There are some irregular adjectives. These are;

  • Bad-worse-worst
  • Far-farther-farthest
  • Good-better-best
  • Little-less-least
  • Many-more-most
  • Much-more-most

Example Sentences;

  • Jack’s voice is better than artists. (Comparative)
  • Jack’s home is the farthest. (Superlative)

Here is Most Important Adjecitveis, Comparative and Superlative List;

Adjective Comparative Superlative
angry angrier than the angriest
attractive more attractive than the most attractive
bad worse than the worst
beautiful more beautiful than the most beautiful
big bigger than the biggest
bitter bitterer bitterest
black blacker blackest
bloody bloodier bloodiest
blue bluer bluest
boring more boring than the most boring
brave braver than the bravest
bossy bossier bossiest
bright brighter than the brightest
calm calmer calmest
careful more careful than the most careful
careless more careless than the most careless
classy classier classiest
cheap cheaper than the cheapest
clean cleaner than the cleanest
clear clearer than the clearest
clever cleverer than the cleverest
close closer than the closest
cold colder than the coldest
comfortable more comfortable than the most comfortable
complicated more complicated than the most complicated
cool cooler than the coolest
dangerous more dangerous than the most dangerous
dark darker than the darkest
deep deeper than the deepest
delicious more delicious than the most delicious
difficult more difficult than the most difficult
dirty dirtier than the dirtiest
dry drier than the driest
early earlier than the earliest
easy easier than the easiest
empty emptier than the emptiest
exciting more exciting than the most exciting
expensive more expensive than the most expensive
famous more famous than the most famous
far farther than the farthest
fast faster than the fastest
fat fatter than the fattest
flat flatter than the flattest
fresh fresher than the freshest
friendly more friendly than the most friendly
funny funnier than the funniest
good better than the best
great greater than the greatest
happy happier than the happiest
hard harder than the hardest
heavy heavier than the heaviest
high higher than the highest
horrible more horrible than the most horrible
hot hotter than the hottest
hungry hungrier than the hungriest
important more important than the most important
intelligent more intelligent than the most intelligent
interesting more interesting than the most interesting
kind kinder than the kindest
large larger than the largest
late later than the latest
lazy lazier than the laziest
light lighter than the lightest
long longer than the longest
loud louder than the loudest
low lower than the lowest
lucky luckier than the luckiest
modern more modern than the most modern
narrow narrower than the narrowest
near nearer than the nearest
new newer than the newest
nice nicer than the nicest
noisy noisier than the noisiest
old older than the oldest
poor poorer than the poorest
popular more popular then the most popular
powerful more powerful than the most powerful
pretty prettier than the prettiest
quick quicker than the quickest
quiet quieter than the quietest
rich richer than the richest
sad sadder than the saddest
safe safer than the safest
short shorter than the shortest
silly sillier than the silliest
simple simpler than the simplest
slim slimmer than the slimmest
slow slower than the slowest
small smaller than the smallest
soft softer than the softest
soon sooner than the soonest
strange stranger than the strangest
successful more successful than the most successful
strong stronger than the strongest
sweet sweeter than the sweetest
tall taller than the tallest
terrible more terrible than the most terrible
thick thicker than the thickest
thin thinner than the thinnest
thirsty thirstier than the thirstiest
ugly uglier than the ugliest
useful more useful than the most useful
warm warmer than the warmest
weak weaker than the weakest
wet wetter than the wettest
wide wider than the widest
wonderful more wonderful than the most wonderful
young younger than the youngest