English Comparison of Adjectives, Definitions and Examples
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Comparison of Adjectives
Compartive envelopes and adjectives are used with the suffix “-er” according to the number of syllables or “more” before the word. “-Er” is used for the words with one syllable and “more” is used for the words with one syllable.
- High – Higher
- Beautiful – More beautiful
The points to be considered while using this structure are as follows;
The syllable number of adjectives to be used with this structure changes the structure. Comparative is created by adding the suffix “-r” or “-er” to monosyllabic adjectives. For example;
- Safe – Safer
- Poor – Poorer
Positive Attitude Adjectives
Degrees of Adjectives
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Note: Some adjectives ending in vowel or consonant repeat the consonant in the comparative structure. For example;
- Hot – Hotter
- Red – Redder
By bringing “more” in front of adjectives with two or more syllables, the meaning of “more” is added to adjectives. For example;
- Action – More action
- Aggressive – More aggressive
Note: In the two-syllable adjectives ending with the “-y” tag, “-y” falls and “-ier” is brought to the end. For example;
- Dirty – Dirtier
- Lazy – Lazier
- Early – Earlier
Note: There are some exceptional adjectives that do not comply with the syllable rule. For example;
- Friendly – Friendlier
- Irregular Adjectives
In some cases, adjectives are used with neither “-er” nor “more”. The structure of such words changes completely. For example;
- Far – Farther or Further
- Bad – Worse
- Good – Better
- Little – Less
Some envelopes that end with “-ly” are syllable, so they are comparative by bringing “more”. For example;
- Nicely – More nicely
- Strongly – More strongly
Sample sentences related to Comparison of Adjectives are as follows;
- As the boat moved towards the stream, the stream began to get shallower.
- Summers months are far / much warmer here than anywhere else in the world.
- John’s story was a bit / a little more action than we expected.
- Today, traffic in New York is more intense than last year.
- Natural resources in London are slightly more diverse than in Amsterdam.
- Napoli is further then Roma
- Her voice is worse than your voice
Other structures that can be used in comparison are as follows:
- Electrons are approximately 5000 times as light as protons.
- Manchester is as cheap as Paris
- Teresa as ugly as Maria
- Canada is not as beautiful as England
- For now, many countries in Europe are not so developed as France.
Here are Comparative and Superlative Adjectives List;
|more attractive than
|the most attractive
|more beautiful than
|the most beautiful
|more boring than
|the most boring
|more successful than
|the most successful
|more terrible than
|the most terrible