Comparative/Superlative – Free Exercise

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Complete the comparative forms of the adjectives.

Comparative Superlative
dark  add -er  add -est
nice  add -r  add -st
heavy  replace -y with -ier  replace -y with -iest
beautiful  more + adjective  most + adjective
bad  bad–worse–the worst  bad–worse–the worst

Use the basic, comparative or superlative form of the adjective to complete the sentences.

  1. This house is (high)   than the television tower.signal: than → comparative|one-syllable adjective: add -er
  2. That’s the (good)   song the musician has released so far.signal: the → superlative|irregular adjective: good–better–best
  3. The journey is almost as (long)   by car as it is by train.comparison with as … as → basic adjective
  4. My dog is the (clever)   dog of all.signal: the → superlative|clever has two possible superlative forms: the cleverest or the most clever
  5. She is (happy)   with her new job than with her old one.signal: than → comparative|two-syllable adjective ending in -y: replace -y with -ier
  6. Some of the (intelligent)   people have studied at this university.signal: the → superlative|multi-syllable adjective: more + adjective
  7. You are as (funny)   as a clown.comparison with as … as → basic adjective
  8. To me there isn’t a (pleasant)   pastime than a walk along the beach.signal: than → comparative|multi-syllable adjective: more + adjective
  9. He is not as (rich)   as everyone believes him to be.comparison with as … as → basic adjective
  10. That was the (big)   burger I have ever eaten.signal: the → superlative|one-syllable adjective →double the final consonant and add -est