Making Comparisons with Adjectives
The boy is younger than the man.
The turtle is slower than the rabbit.
The hamsters are cuter than the snakes.
Her clothes are more expensive than my clothes.
More examples (Regular Adjectives):
1. Add “er” sweet: A peach is sweeter than a banana.
small, tall, narrow, dry, slow, fast, high, low, warm, cool, cold, loud
* hot: hotter, fat : fatter, wet : wetter, big : bigger, sad : sadder, thin : thinner
* strange : stranger; loose : looser; wide : wider; safe : safer; wise : wiser
2. Change "y" to “ier” pretty: This picture is prettier than that one.
happy, heavy, hungry, early, easy, cloudy, busy, funny, lonely, healthy, ugly
3. Add “more” expensive: Your sweater is more expensive than mine.
delicious, energetic, dangerous, normal, interesting, boring, special, right, wrong, terrible, foolish, square, stupid
good < better
bad < worse
far < farther
fun < more fun
Homework C - Comparisons
Due next week before class (June 28).