English Grammar Lessons
Comparatives - Glossary of Terms
A comparative is the form of adjective or
adverb used to compare
Mark is taller. ("taller" is the
comparative of the adjective "tall")
Mark listens more attentively than he used to.
("more attentively" is the
comparative of the adverb "attentively")
In general, the comparative form of an adjective or adverb can be formed by
adding the suffix "-er" or by placing "more" before. This is
covered in more detail in the lessons below.
Ask the smaller
one who is the better looking out
of me and you. [show me the
double comparatives (e.g., adding "er" and using
"more"). This is wrong.|
She was more
David was less
smarter than John.
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