Adjective

1. Adjectives of one syllable
Adjectives of one syllable add -er and -est.
Adjectives ending on ‘e’ just add -r and -st.
Some adjectives double the final consonant.
Adjective Comparative Superlative
small
warm
old
nice
big
smaller
warmer
older
nicer
bigger
smallest
warmest
oldest
nicest
biggest
2Adjectives of two syllables
Some adjectives of two syllables add -er and -est.
Adjectives ending in ‘y‘ use –ier and –iest.
Adjectives ending in -ful, -less, -ing, -ed use more and most.
Some other adjectives of two syllables use more and most (modern, famous, normal, correct, …).
 
Adjective Comparative Superlative
narrow
happy
useful
boringmodern
narrower
happier
more useful
more boring
more modern
narrowest
happiest
most useful
most boring
most modern
3Adjectives of three or more syllables
Adjectives of three or more syllables use more and most.
 
Adjective Comparative Superlative
beautiful
dangerous
exciting
more beautiful
more dangerous
more exciting
most beautiful
most dangerous
most exciting
4. Irregular adjectives
You will have to learn these by heart.
 
Adjective Comparative Superlative
good (well)
bad
little
much, many
far
late
old
better
worse
less
more
farther, further
later
older, elder
best
worst
least
most
farthest
last, latest
older, oldest
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