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Adjetivos Comparativos for English Learners

English Grammar - Comparative Adjectives
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Guillermo Arenas

on 28 February 2014

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Comparative Adjectives
Two Syllable Adjectives NOT ENDING with the letter Y
& Three Syllables or More
One Syllable Adjectives
Two Syllable Adjectives

ENDING with the letter
Y
Comparative adjectives are adjectives used in
part of a speech
to describe and compare nouns
.
R
e
v
i
e
w

tall
old
smart
Mike
is
tall
.
Mike
is
tall
er
than
Tom
.
One Syllable Adjective
Rules
Any adjective that has
one syllable
such as

tall
old
smart

to change it into their comparative forms all we need to do is add the letters -
er
at the end of the word.

tall
er
old
er
smart
er

Mike is
taller
than Tom.
Mike is
older
than Tom.
One Syllable Adjectives
Exception
Rules
One Syllable Adjectives ending with a
Single Consonant
with a
Single Vowel

before it
such as

b
i
g
h
o
t

to change it into their comparative forms we would
double the last consonant
and then add the letters -
er
.

bi
gg
er
ho
tt
er

Mike is
bigger
than Tom.
happ
y
angr
y
Mike
is
happ
ier
than
Tom
.
Tom
is
angr
ier

than
Mike
.
Two Syllable Adjectives

ENDING with the letter
Y
Rules
Any adjective that has two syllables and ends with the letter
Y
such as

happ
y
angr
y

to change it into their comparative forms we need to change the letter
Y
into an
i
and then add the letters -
er
.

happ
i
er
angr
i
er

Mike is
happier
than Tom.
Tom is
angrier
than Mike.
honest
beautiful
Mike
is
more

honest
than
Tom
.
Michelle
is
more

beautiful
than
Tracy
.
Two Syllable Adjectives NOT ENDING with the letter Y
& Three Syllables or More Rules
Any adjective that has two syllables and
does not end
with the letter
Y
or
has three or more syllables
such as

honest
beautiful

to make it into a compartive adjective all we need to do is add the word
more
in front of
the adjective itself.

more
honest
more
beautiful

Mike is

more

honest

than Tom.
Michelle is

more

beautiful

than Tracy.
If the one syllable adjective ends with the letter
e
such as

larg
e

just add the letter -
r
for the comparative form.

larg
e
r

Mike is
larger
than Tom.
Two Syllable Adjectives
Ending in –e, -le, or –ow Rules
Any adjective that has two syllables and ends with -
e
, -
le
or -
ow
such as

narr
ow
gent
le

now takes on the letters
er
.

narrow
er
gentl
er

The country roads are
narrower
than the city roads.
Mike is
gentler
than Tom.
Exceptions:
Irregular Adjectives
Rules
The following are special words in which they change entirely when used in their comparative forms.
Irregular Adjectives

good
bad
far
little
many
Comparative Forms

better
worse
farther
less
more
Mike
is
better
in
English
than
Tom
.
Tom
is
worse
in
English
than
Mike
.
One Syllable
Adjective
we add the letters -
er
at the end of the word to change it into it's comparative form, smart -> smart
er
or add the letter
r
if the adjective ends with the letter
e
such as the word larg
e
-> larg
er
.
adjectives ending with a
single consonant
with a
single vowel

before it
, we would
double the last consonant
and then add the letters -
er
.
b
i
g
-> bi
gg
er
h
o
t

-> ho
tt
er
Two Syllable
Adjectives
if the adjectives ends with the letter
y
we change the letter
y
into an
i
and then add the letters -
er
to change it into it's comparative form.
happ
y
-> happ
i
er
adjectives ending with the letters -
e
, -
le
or -
ow
now takes on the letters -
er

narrow -> narrow
er
gentle -> gentl
er
Two Syllable Adjectives not ending with the letter Y
& Three Syllables or more
to make these adjectives into it's comparative form all we need to do is add the word
more
infront of the adjective itself.
honest ->
more
honest
difficult ->
more
difficult
R
e
v
i
e
w

Irregular Adjectives
The following are special words in which they change entirely when used in their comparative forms.
Irregular Adjectives

good
bad
far
little
many
Comparative Forms

better
worse
farther
less
more
Girl A
Girl B
Big
Tall
Old
tall
er
Girl A is tall
er
than Girl B.
Old
er
Girl A is old
er
than Girl B.
Bi
gg
er
Girl A's watermelon is bi
gg
er
than Girl B's watermelon.
Cat A
Cat B
Happy
Narrow
Happ
i
er
Cat A is happ
i
er
than Cat B.
Narrow
er
Cat A has a narrow
er
face than Cat B.
Girl A
Girl B
Boy A
Boy B
Beautiful
Handsome
Girl B is
more

beautiful
than Girl A.
Boy B is
more

handsome
than Boy A.
UNAD-INVIL
English I
For more practice visit:
English Grammar 4 U
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/adjectives-adverbs/adjectives/exercises
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