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Let's Compare Things - With a Comparative Adjective

Learn about comparative adjectives and form a comparative adjective correctly.

Comparative adjectives are for comparing one noun with another noun.

Take a look at the list of common comparative adjectives.

List of common comparative adjectives

  • White House

    Shorter

  • Eiffel Tower

    Taller

  • "The Eiffel Tower is taller than the White House."

    "The White House is shorter than the Eiffel Tower."

  • a fresh banana

    Fresher

  • a rotten banana

    More rotten

  • "This banana is fresher than that banana. "

    "That banana is more rotten than the this banana."

  • a running man

    Faster

  • old man jogging

    Slowerer

  • "The young man is faster than the old man. "

    "The old man is slower than the young man."

  • a baby

    Smaller

  • a woman

    Larger

  • "The baby is smaller than the woman. "

    "The woman is larger than the baby."

  • an older woman

    Older

  • a younger woman

    Younger

  • "My grandmother is older than my sister. "

    "My sister is younger than my grandmother."

  • a nice house

    Better

  • a bad house

    Worse

  • "The house on the left is better than the house on the right."

    "The house on the right is worse than the house on the left."

How To Form a Comparative Adjective

How do you form a comparative adjective? - It depends on the number of syllables.

Look at the following chart.

Rule chart for forming comparative adjectives

What is a Syllable?

A syllable is basically a unit of sound.

A syllable has 1 vowel sound, and it may or may not have a consonant sound.

Listen to these words, carefully.

  • American -

  • Angry -

  • Attention -

  • Bicycle -

  • Busy -

  • Canadian -

  • Careful -

  • Clean -

  • Determined -

  • Expensive -

  • Hungry -

  • Important -

  • Little -

  • Mindful -

  • Never -

  • Sad -

  • Scrawny -

  • Shocked -

  • Timely -

  • Timely -

  • Ugly -

For example, "Scrawny" has 2 syllables. "Scraw" has the "aw" vowel sound, and "ny" has the "ee" vowel sound. "Scr" part is the consonants, so by itself, it's not a syllable.

Another example is "Timely". It has 2 syllables. "Time" part has the "i" vowel sound and "ly" part has the "ee" vowel sound. "me" is almost silent, so by itself, it's not a syllable.

Vowels and Consonants

A vowel is a type of sound. Often (but not always), a vowel is represented by the letters A, E, I, O, U.

Listen to some of the common vowel sounds. See this page for a complete list.

  • [ai] sound - buy, ice, find

  • "Buy" has the [ai] sound:

  • [au] sound - mouse, house, now

  • "Mouse" has the [au] sound:

  • [e] sound - tell, press, dead

  • "Tell" has the [e] sound:

  • [o] sound - model, copy, rock

  • "Model" has the [o] sound:

  • [u:] sound - cute, room, blue

  • "Cute" has the [u:] sound:

Consonants are all other sounds. Often (but not always), a consonant is represented by other letters such as k, x, f, m, and g.

Listen to some of the common consonant sounds. See this page for a complete list.

  • [b] sound - best, buy, boat

  • "Best" has the [b] sound:

  • [f] sound - fry, faint, fight

  • "Fry" has the [f] sound:

  • [k] sound - cake, kind, act

  • "Cake" has the [k] sound:

  • [s] sound - system, center, send

  • "System" has the [s] sound:

  • [ks] sound - relax, expect, fix

  • "Relax" has the [ks] sound:

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Let's Compare Things - With a Comparative Adjective

Learn about comparative adjectives and form a comparative adjective correctly.

Comparative adjectives are for comparing one noun with another noun.

Take a look at the list of common comparative adjectives.

List of common comparative adjectives

  • White House

    Shorter

  • Eiffel Tower

    Taller

  • "The Eiffel Tower is taller than the White House."

    "The White House is shorter than the Eiffel Tower."

  • a fresh banana

    Fresher

  • a rotten banana

    More rotten

  • "This banana is fresher than that banana. "

    "That banana is more rotten than the this banana."

  • a running man

    Faster

  • old man jogging

    Slowerer

  • "The young man is faster than the old man. "

    "The old man is slower than the young man."

  • a baby

    Smaller

  • a woman

    Larger

  • "The baby is smaller than the woman. "

    "The woman is larger than the baby."

  • an older woman

    Older

  • a younger woman

    Younger

  • "My grandmother is older than my sister. "

    "My sister is younger than my grandmother."

  • a nice house

    Better

  • a bad house

    Worse

  • "The house on the left is better than the house on the right."

    "The house on the right is worse than the house on the left."

How To Form a Comparative Adjective

How do you form a comparative adjective? - It depends on the number of syllables.

Look at the following chart.

Rule chart for forming comparative adjectives

What is a Syllable?

A syllable is basically a unit of sound.

A syllable has 1 vowel sound, and it may or may not have a consonant sound.

Listen to these words, carefully.

  • American -

  • Angry -

  • Attention -

  • Bicycle -

  • Busy -

  • Canadian -

  • Careful -

  • Clean -

  • Determined -

  • Expensive -

  • Hungry -

  • Important -

  • Little -

  • Mindful -

  • Never -

  • Sad -

  • Scrawny -

  • Shocked -

  • Timely -

  • Timely -

  • Ugly -

For example, "Scrawny" has 2 syllables. "Scraw" has the "aw" vowel sound, and "ny" has the "ee" vowel sound. "Scr" part is the consonants, so by itself, it's not a syllable.

Another example is "Timely". It has 2 syllables. "Time" part has the "i" vowel sound and "ly" part has the "ee" vowel sound. "me" is almost silent, so by itself, it's not a syllable.

Vowels and Consonants

A vowel is a type of sound. Often (but not always), a vowel is represented by the letters A, E, I, O, U.

Listen to some of the common vowel sounds. See this page for a complete list.

  • [ai] sound - buy, ice, find

  • "Buy" has the [ai] sound:

  • [au] sound - mouse, house, now

  • "Mouse" has the [au] sound:

  • [e] sound - tell, press, dead

  • "Tell" has the [e] sound:

  • [o] sound - model, copy, rock

  • "Model" has the [o] sound:

  • [u:] sound - cute, room, blue

  • "Cute" has the [u:] sound:

Consonants are all other sounds. Often (but not always), a consonant is represented by other letters such as k, x, f, m, and g.

Listen to some of the common consonant sounds. See this page for a complete list.

  • [b] sound - best, buy, boat

  • "Best" has the [b] sound:

  • [f] sound - fry, faint, fight

  • "Fry" has the [f] sound:

  • [k] sound - cake, kind, act

  • "Cake" has the [k] sound:

  • [s] sound - system, center, send

  • "System" has the [s] sound:

  • [ks] sound - relax, expect, fix

  • "Relax" has the [ks] sound:

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