Intermediate grammar exercise: comparatives and superlatives
English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level.
In this exercise you will practise comparative and superlative adjectives, including their spelling and irregularities.
Instructions: Choose the correct answer in the following sentences.
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|Comparative, superlative adjectives: rules|
|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|
|far||further / farther||the furthest / the farthest|