Comparative & superlative sentences CPI Tino Grandío
adjective + er THAN
(double final consonant)
My sister is taller than you.
They are slimmer than me.
Sue is funnier than Eve.
more + adjective + THAN This unit is more important than that one.
My mobile is more modern than yours.
exceptions good better
far farther, further
My car is good but yours is better.
The situation is worse than I expected.
Coruña is farther than Lugo.
THE + adjective + est
(double final consonant)
He is the wisest person in the family.
This is the hottest fashion.
Those jeans are the trendiest.
THE + most + adjective This is the most exciting book I’ve ever read.
The Beatles were the most popular band ever.
exceptions good best
far farthest, furthest
This book is the best seller.
Pollution is the worst problem we have.
Australia is the farthest country from Spain.
as ... as (not) as + adjective + as Jake is as tall as Shane.
My mobile phone isn’t as expensive as yours.
too too + adjective The exam was too difficult for me.
enough (not) + adjective + enough They are clever enough to be quiet.
The trousers aren’t long enough for me.
1) Complete these sentences. Use a comparative or superlative:
a) Betty’s car is bigger (big) than mine.
b) Our house is _____________ (modern) than yours.
c) My brother is _____________ (tall) than you.
d) My sister is _______________ (old) as you.
e) My mother is _________________ (hard-working) than my father.
f) My mobile cost €100. Yours cost €120. So, my mobile phone is __________________
than yours and yours is ________________ than mine.
g) Red roses are ________________ (beautiful) than yellow roses.
h) High definition television is ________________ (good) than the previous system.
i) Barcelona isn’t _________________ (populated) as Madrid.
j) Mexico D.C. is the __________________ (populated) city in Latin America.
k) Summer in Guntín is ______________ (dry) than winter but winter is the
________________ (cold) season.
2) Write comparative and superlative sentences using the information in the
Don Jennifer Daniel Becky
old / young 15 15 ½ 16 14
intelligent very intelligent very intelligent not intelligent a bit intelligent
tall / short 1.81m 1.65 m 1. 65 m 1.60 m
lazy / hard-working very lazy a bit lazy very hard-working a bit hard-working
Seat 600 Ferrari Spider Toyota Prius Opel Corsa
old / new very old brand new new not too old or new
expensive / cheap cheap very expensive a bit expensive a bit cheap
very comfortable comfortable a bit uncomfortable
efficient a bit efficient not efficient very efficient a bit efficient