ESL Grammar

Introduction to Comparative Adjectives

In this ESL grammar exercise, students learn to add "-er" to adjectives for the purpose of comparing two things.

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Comparative Adjectives (1)

 

You can also add –er to adjectives. “-er” means “more.” (If you use “adjective + -er, you have to use “than,” too.)

 

· “Bigger” = “more big”

· “Happier” = “more happy”

 

*If you add –er to an adjective that ends in y, you have to change the y to i, and then write –er.

 

· Wrong: funnyer (x)

· Right: funnier

My father is

The lion is

Airplanes are

My computer is

English is

Winter is

older than

bigger than

faster than

older than

easier than

colder than

me.

the rabbit.

boats.

his computer.

math.

summer.

 

 

Fix the mistakes in the sentences below:

 

 

1. I am bigger you.

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2. The airplane is big than the car.

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3. My dog is funnyer than my cat.

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4. You slower than me.

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5. English is easy than math.

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6. My father is younger than my brother.

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