Comparison adjectives (English grammar)

English grammar – comparison One Syllable Adjectives add ‘-er‘ to end of the adjective. Examples: cheap – cheaper / hot – hotter / high – higher“Yesterday was hotter than today.”  Two-Syllable Adjectives Ending in ‘-y’ add ‘-ier‘ to end of the adjective. Examples: happy – happier / friendly – friendlier“Positive people are happier than negative people.” Other two-syllable adjectives and adjectives …

English Adverbs used with comparison – much bigger, much more interesting (AUDIO!)

We use adverbs like very/really/quite with adjectives to show a strong degree.It was very cold yesterday.Chris is really angry. What happened?I’m quite tired today. I didn’t sleep well last night.   When we want to show a strong degree with comparisons (bigger, more interesting etc.) we need to use the adverb MUCH   Imported apples are much more expensive than local ones.     Kathy …

Helpful English – Comparison IV

Here is one more comparative form that is common in spoken English. AS..(adjective)…AS Before when we used adjectives to compare 2 things the adjectives would change or we would add more. big – bigger / good – better / expensive – more expensive When we use AS……AS to compare 2 things the adjective does not change. Please read the following …

Helpful English – Comparison III

IMPORTANT EXCEPTIONS Here are two of the most important exceptions to the comparison rules we have learned so far. good – adjective better – comparative Examples: “This cell phone is better than that one. “ “I am better at tennis than my brother.” bad – adjective worse – comparative Examples: “His German is worse than mine.” “Peter’s singing is worse …

Helpful English – Comparison II

Notice we use than after the adjective if there are 2 subjects. “Mike is taller than my brother.” Mike and my brother are the subjects. “The book is usually more interesting than the movie.” In this sentence the 2 subjects are the book and the movie. If the sentence has only 1 subject the word ‘than’ isn’t needed. “Robert is …

Helpful English – Comparison I

This week let’s look at English comparative form. I did a quick version 2 weeks ago but I wanted to explain in more detail and give more examples. Comparative form of very useful when we describe things in conversation. -Mike is taller than my brother. The book is usually more interesting than the movie. Taller and more interesting are comparative …

Useful English vocabulary – “even” II

Useful English vocabulary – “even” II We often use even with the comparative form of adjectives. (bigger, more intelligent) This gives the feeling that we are surprised by the difference. For example: “I worked until 10:00 last night, but Danny worked even later than me!” “Everyone had to work late last night. Even my boss.” “I was surprised at how cold …