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ESOL 4

Superlatives

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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Superlative 

Comparative 

Adjective 

Here are examples of comparative and superlative adjectives.

The adjective is listed first, followed by the comparative adjective and then the superlative adjective:

  • Angry - angrier - angriest     
  • Big - bigger - biggest
  • Bright - brighter - brightest
  • Calm - calmer - calmest
  • Cold - colder - coldest
  • Dark - darker - darkest
  • Dirty - dirtier - dirtiest
  • Dry - drier - driest
  • Early - earlier - earliest
  • Easy - easier - easiest
  • Fine - finer - finest
  • Fresh - fresher - freshest
  • Hard - harder - hardest
  • Heavy - heavier - heaviest
  • Late - later - latest
  • Light - lighter - lightest
  • Long - longer - longest
  • New - newer - newest
  • Old - older - oldest
  • Quick - quicker - quickest
  • Rich - richer - richest
  • Sad - sadder - saddest
  • Small - smaller - smallest
  • Smart - smarter - smartest
  • Soft - softer - softest
  • Sweet - sweeter - sweetest
  • Thin - thinner - thinnest

 

Adjectives with Irregular Forms

Some adjectives have irregular forms when made into comparative or superlative adjectives. They do not add an “er” or “est” and they don’t add the words more or most. In fact, in some cases, a whole new word is used.

Here are some examples with the adjective first, then the comparative adjective and then the superlative adjective:

  • Bad - worse - worst   
  • Good - better - best
  • Far - farther - farthest
  • Many - more - most