Elementary grammar exercise: comparative adjectives (bigger, older, better, worse) ex. 1

English grammar practice exercise, beginner / elementary level.

In this exercise you will practise comparative adjectives (bigger, older, better, worse, etc.).

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Comparative, superlative adjectives: rules
Adjective type Adjective Comparative Superlative
Short adjectives (one syllable) old, long older, longer the oldest, the longest
Adjectives ending in one vowel + one consonant big, hot bigger, hotter the biggest, the hottest
Two-syllable adjectives ending in -y ugly, noisy, messy uglier, noisier, messier the ugliest, the noisiest, the messiest
Longer adjectives (with two or more syllables) careful, expensive, beautiful more careful, more expensive, more beautiful the most careful, the most expensive, the most beautiful
With some two-syllable adjectives both -er and -est endings and more / most are possible. polite, common more polite / politer, more common / commoner the most polite / the politest, the most common / the commonest
With some two-syllable adjectives only an -er or -est ending is possible. narrow, simple, clever narrower, simpler, cleverer the narrowest, the simplest, the cleverest

Notable exceptions
good better the best
bad worse the worst
far further / farther the furthest / the farthest

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