Let’s compare 2 people or 2 things: example 1: Hamid is taller than Leonor. Example 2: The jacket is nicer than the dress. We compare people and things every day.
Here are a few rules to help you in forming and spelling the comparative:
|1. adjectives with 1 syllable
|tall||taller||Hamid is taller than Leonor.|
|2. if the adjectives end with consonant-vowel-consonant ==>double the last consonant then add “er”||big||bigger||The apple is bigger than the blueberry.|
|3. if the adjectives end with “e”==> add “r”||late||later||Mario came to class later than Cindy.|
|4. adjectives with 2-syllables and ends in “y”==> change “y” to “i” then add “er”||sunny||sunnier||It is sunnier today than it was yesterday.|
|5. some 2 syllable adjectives and 3-syllable adjectives add “more”||expensive||more expensive||The red bag is more expensive than the black bag.|
|6. irregular adjectives==> change the word||good
|I have a better life in the US.|
Your turn. Change the adjective to the comparative form.