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RULE

Short adjectives
(1 syllable)

ADJECTIVE
Long
Short

COMPARATIVE
Longer than
Shorter than

Short adjectives
ending in a vowel + consonant
Adjectives ending in consonant
+ -y
Longer adjectives
(2 or more syllables)
Two-syllable adjectives that
follow two rules. These
adjectives can be used with -er
and with more.

Fat
big
Easy
Happy
Difficult
important
Clever
Gentle
Friendly
Quiet
simple
Narrow
gentle

Fatter
bigger
Easier than
Happier than
More difficult than
More important than
Cleverer/more clever
Gentler/more gentle
Friendlier/more friendly
Quieter/more quiet
Simpler/more simple
narrower
gentler

Bad
Good
Far

Worse than
Better than
Further than

Two-syllable adjectives ending


in er, -le, or ow take er to
form the comparative form.
Irregular adjectives

1. Form the degrees of comparisons:


1. nice
_________ _________
2. short
_________ _________
3. young
_________ _________
4. new
_________ _________
5. old
_________ _________
6. careful
_________ _________
7. modern
_________ _________
8. popular
_________ _________
9. dangerous
_________ _________
10.expensive
_________ _________
11.little
_________ _________
12.bad
_________ _________
13.good
_________ _________
14.much/many _________ _________
2. Fill in the missing forms of the degrees of comparisons:
1.high
2.
3.
4. heavy
5.
6.
7. beautiful
8.
9. creative
10.
11. bad
12.
13.
3. Choose the correct variant:

smaller
the largest
newer
the most interesting

more difficult
the most careful

the most
better

1. Mary is ___ than Kate.


a) tall
b) taller
c) the tallest
2. Tom is ___ than Bob.
a) short b) shorter c) the shortest
3. Bill reads ____ than Ben.
a) much b) more
c) the most
4. Pam is ___ than Helen.
a) old
b) older c) the oldest
5. Monas dress is ___ than Pams dress.
a) cheap b) cheaper c) the cheapest
6. Nick is ____ than Mike.
a) fast b) faster c) the fastest
7. Tim is ____ than his brother.
a) helpful b) more helpful c) the most helpful
8. This text is ___ than that text.
a) difficult b) more difficult c) the most difficult

4. Fill in the correct form of the word:


1. July is the ___________________________ (hot) month of the year.
2. My bike is the ____________________________ (cheap).
3. This is the ________________________________ (high) tree in this park.
4. Peter is the _______________________________ (good) runner at school.
5. Mona is the ___________________________________ (clever) student in our class.
6. This task is the ____________________________________ (difficult) in the test.
7. The traffic on this road is the __________________________________ (dangerous).
8. It is the ___________________________________________ (heavy) box here.
9. My granny is the __________________________________________ (old) in our family.
10. This car is the _______________________________________ (expensive) here.
11. Liz is the ____________________________________________ (fat) girl in our street.
12. This is the _______________________________________________ (good) translation.
13. It is the ________________________________________________ (popular) film now.
14. I think it is the ______________________________________ (cold) day today.
15. It is the __________________________________________ (big) size of the dress.
16. Bob is the ______________________________________ (good) student in our class.
5. Comparative or superlative?
1. April is ____________________________________ (warm) than January.
2. August is the _____________________________________ (hot) month of the year.
3. November is __________________________________ (cold) than September.
4. It is the _____________________________________ (old) tree in this park.
5. My mobile is _____________________________________ (expensive) than yours.
6. This text is the ___________________________________ (easy) text in the book.
7. It is the ______________________________________ (boring) film this week.
8. Pams hair is ____________________________________ (long) than Kates hair.
9. I think it is the _________________________________ (long) day.
10. The ____________________________________________ (beautiful) place is Paris.
11. These cakes are the ____________________________________ (good) in this shop.
12. Your car is _______________________________________ (cheap) than mine.
13. Bob is ________________________________________________ (tall) than Nick.
14. Sam is the _______________________________________ (tall) boy in our class.
15. Tom is two years ______________________________________ (young) than Paul.
16. This building is the ________________________________________ (beautiful).

6. Correct the mistakes:


1. I have the heavier bag.
2. Tom is best in our group.
3. Helen is thin than Pam.
4. Mona is happiest than Liz.
5. Tony is the oldest than Pete.
6. This apple is the sweeter.
7. Your watch is cheapest than mine.
8. The tree is the older in the street.
9. My house is the most expensive than yours.
10. This animal is most dangerous in the zoo.
11. Sam gets up the earliest than Bill.
12. This building is the modern in this town.
13. February is the colder month of the year.
14. May is the warmest than March.
15. Bill is the fastest than Nick.
16. This test is the more difficult.

Use of too and enough (GAME: http://www.grammar.cl/Games/Very_Too_Enough.htm)


1.Enough precedes adjectives and adverbs:
He isn't old enough to watch this program.
We're not walking quickly enough.
2.Enough may also precede nouns:
We have enough money .
I have not got enough money to buy this computer.
3.Too comes before adjectives and adverbs:
It's too hot to wear that coat.
I was driving too fast.
4. Too may also come before nouns when it is used with the expressions too much and too
many.
a. Too much is used before uncountable nouns.
There is too much salt in this food.
b. Too many is used before countable nouns
There are too many students in this classroom.
1. I left the coffee for a minute to cool because it was
............................... hot to
drink.
2. He wasn't strong ....................................................... to lift that heavy box.
3. There aren't ...................................................... policemen in our town.
4. Do you have
........................................ information to help me with this problem?
5. It is.......................................... difficult to do for a little child.

6. I do not have ..................................................... much time to prepare dinner.