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Grade 4 - English Language
Comparing Adjectives

Adjectives that add er:

The suffix er is often added to adjectives to compare two things.
Examples:
My feet are large.
Your feet are larger than my feet.

When a one-syllable adjective ends in a single consonant and the vowel is short, double the final consonant before adding er. When a word ends in two or more consonants, add er.
Examples:
big - bigger (single consonant)
bold - bolder (two consonants)
fast - faster
thin - thinner
long - longer
few - fewer
grand - grander
lean - leaner
young - younger
fat - fatter
poor - poorer
juicy - juicier
early - earlier
clean - cleaner
thick - thicker
deep - deeper

When an adjective ends in y, change the y to i before adding er.
Examples:
easy - easier
greasy - greasier
breezy - breezier
skinny - skinnier
ugly - uglier
silly - sillier
busy - busier
lazy - lazier
creamy - creamier

Adjectives that add est:

The suffix est is often added to adjectives to compare more than two things.
Example:
My glass is full.
Your glass is fuller.
His glass is the fullest.

When a one-syllable adjective ends in a single consonant and the vowel sound is short, you usually double the final consonant before adding est.
Examples:
big - biggest (short vowel)
steep - steepest (long vowel)

thin - thinnest
cheap - cheapest
loud - loudest
kind - kindest
quick - quickest
trim - trimmest
tall - tallest
glum - glummest
red - reddest
wet - wettest
clean - cleanest
happy - happiest

When an adjective ends in y, change the y to i before adding est.
Example:
easy - easiest
silly - silliest
early - earliest
pretty - prettiest
ugly - ugliest
dreamy - dreamiest
busy - busiest
skinny - skinniest

Adjectives preceded by more

Most adjectives of two or more syllables are preceded by the word more as a way to show comparison between two things.
Examples:
Correct: Intelligent, more intelligent
Incorrect: Intelligenter
Correct: famous, more famous
Incorrect: famouser

beautiful - more beautiful
terrible - more terrible
difficult - more difficult
interesting - more interesting
awful - more awful
delicious - more delicious
often - more often
valuable - more valuable
important - more important

Adjectives preceded by most

Most adjectives of two or more syllables are preceded by the word most as a way to show comparison between more than two things.
Examples:
Correct: Intelligent, most intelligent
Incorrect: Intelligentest
Correct: famous, most famous
Incorrect: famousest

thankful - most thankful
polite - most polite
expensive = most expensive
fortunate - most fortunate
delicious - most delicious
expensive - most expensive
elaborate - most elaborate


Directions: Answer the following questions. Write your own example sentences with adjectives ending in 'er' and 'est'; and adjectives preceded by 'more' and 'most'. As a homework, read a book and find sentences containing comparing adjectives.
Q 1: My dog is the _____________one in my family.
smaller
smallest
more small

Q 2: Marsha is a __________ eater than her brother.
more slow
slower
slowest

Q 3: I live __________ from school than my best Friend.
farther
farthest
most farther

Q 4: The second try was ________ than the first one.
worst
bad
worse

Q 5: The Mississippi River is the ________ river in the United States.
most long
longest
longer

Q 6: The giraffe is the __________ of all the animals in the jungle.
taller
more tall
tallest

Q 7: His voice is ______ of anyone in the band.
highest
higher
more high

Q 8: The music on the stage sounded _____ of all.
most loud
loudest
louder

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