Comparative and superlative structures (Basic forms, Intensifying comparative forms)

Comparative and superlative structures

Basic forms

more, most

We use more or most before nouns, adverbs, two-syllable adjectives ending in -ful, -less and -ing, two-syllable adjectives where the second syllable is stressed, and longer adjectives.

– I earn more money than she does.
– She works more effectively than anyone I know.
– She is the most useful member of the team.
– He is one of the most misunderstood artists of the twentieth century.

-er, -est

We add -er and -est to one-syllable adjectives and two-syllable adjectives where the second syllable is unstressed.

– It’s hotter than it used to be.
– She’s a lot funnier than her brother.

as + … + as

To compare two things we can also use the structure as + adjective/adverb + as.

– I don’t go out as often as I’d like to.

Comparative and superlative structures (Basic forms, Intensifying comparative forms)

Intensifying comparative forms

To intensify comparative forms we can use the following expressions:

– I earn considerably/a great deal/much/a lot more now than I did ten years ago.

– I see loads/tons more people than I used to. (informal)

– I think the questions are getting more and more difficult.

– The Plaza Hotel is slightly/a bit/rather more expensive, but it’s worth it.

– There haven’t been half as many/nothing like as many complaints since Glyn became boss.


Comparative and superlative structures (Basic forms, Intensifying comparative forms) publicat: 2018-06-28T16:07:01+00:00, actualizat: 2018-06-28T16:07:50+00:00 by Colegiu.info