LESSON Comparisons



Comparisons and Adjectives

Adjectives have special endings when we are comparing things.


Comparative usually will end in

Comparative will always end in


Comparing 2 things

er or re


bigger dog

more money

Comparing 3+ things



biggest dog

most money

My son lives in Europe.


My elder son lives in Europe.


My eldest son lives in Europe

Three or more


  1. We had snow yesterday.            
  2. We had more snow yesterday than all of last year.
  3. We had the most snow we have ever had.
  4. or more        


Worse is an exception.           

                                                Two things:                 worse

                                                Three+ things:             worst  


Do not double a comparison. It is saying the same thing twice:


                        more better                 most best                     bestest

Comparisons Activity 1 – Write the answer in the box to the right.

1. How many sons do I have?

My elder son is getting married.                                   


2. How many tomatoes did I taste?

The smallest tomato tasted best.                                   


3. How many classes am I taking?

Geometry is my harder class.                         


4. How many nouns do the directions involve?

The noun nearer the verb indicates singular or plural.


5. What is wrong with the sentence’s grammar?

This is a more better idea than your last one.


Comparisons and Spelling

Than   =        The only time we use than is when we made a comparison.

Babsi is stronger than Fred, and he is a champion weightlifter.

As        =       We can use as to make a comparison, but we use it other ways as well.

Lyle is as strong as a lion.

We were singing as we were marching.