Irregular comparative and superlative adjectives, Comparing adverbs, Irregular comparative adverbs, Modifying comparisons

Irregular comparative and superlative adjectives

These are the most common irregular forms:

good – better – best
bad – worse – worst
little – less – least
much – more – most
far – further/farther – furthest/farthest

– Jim is a better player that I am, but John is the best.
– It’s the worst game I’ve ever seen. It’s even worse than their last one.
– You live further from the station than I do, but Pedro lives the furthest away.

Comparing adverbs

1. Most adverbs of manner have two or more syllables.

Therefore they form their comparatives and superlatives with more and most.

– If you speak more clearly, everyone will be able to hear you.
– Sami works the most quickly.

2. Adverbs with the same form as adjectives form their comparatives with -er and -est.

– I can run fast, but Toni can run even faster.
– We were the earliest people to get to the party.
– He’ll need to work much harder if he’s going to pass the exam.
– It’ll take much longer if we walk – let’s get the bus.
– Who’s the quickest at mental arithmetic?
– We’ll get there sooner if we walk.

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Irregular comparative adverbs

1. badly and well use the same comparative and superlative forms as bad and good.

– I did worse in Maths than I’d expected, but better in English.

2. Other irregular forms include: late – later – latest, much – more – most, little – less – least

– Tom arrived later than Peter, but Mary arrived last.
– I don’t go to the cinema much, but I go more than I used to.
– She likes Howard less than Dean, but she likes Sylvester least of all.

Modifying comparisons

We can use the following words to modify comparatives:

far / much / a lot cheaper / less expensive
very much bigger/better
rather harder
a bit / slightly / a little faster
no worse than
not any quicker
just as good as
almost / not quite as expensive as
not nearly as cheap

Watch out!  You cannot use very with comparatives.

Irregular comparative and superlative adjectives, Comparing adverbs, Irregular comparative adverbs, Modifying comparisons publicat: 2017-09-17T13:50:58+00:00, actualizat: 2017-09-17T13:55:25+00:00 by Colegiu.info