Grammar Video|Pre-Int|26. Comparatives


Comparative adjectives and adverbs

Pre-Intermediate

Adjectives describe nouns, adverbs describe actions

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Examples

Canada is bigger than China, although the population of China is larger. The Canadians are happier than other cultures.

China’s economy is more powerful. The Chinese language is more difficult than English. Chinese people drive worse than Canadians.

Forms

Adjectives Adverbs

(most end in -ly)

Short words longer

slimmer

busier*

*words ending in -y

faster

harder

sooner

Long words more important

more relaxed

more stressful

more slowly

more safely

more often

Irregular forms good — better

bad — worse

far — further/farther

well — better

badly — worse

little — less

much/many — more

early — earlier


Remember

➢ Mind doubled letters: bigger, fitter

➢ Change -y into -ier: funny — funnier

➢ Some words have 2 comparative forms:

more common — commoner

more narrow — narrower

more clever — cleverer

Usage

🔹Use comparative adjectives + than with people/things

Canada is bigger than China.

This story is more interesting than the previous one.

I‘m taller than you.

🔹Use comparative adverbs after actions

I drive more safely than my wife.

We travel more often than our grandparents.

🔹Use (not) as _____ as to make comparisons. Don’t change adverbs and adjectives.

Kate learns as fast as Tom.

These glasses are as good as my old ones.

Fill in the comparative form of the adjectives


Fill in the comparative form of the adverbs

The following words end in -ly. Are they adjectives, adverbs or both? Click the correct checkboxes

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