#53 - Irregular Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - English Grammar

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Irregular Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Some adjectives have different forms of comparatives and superlatives. They do not follow the "-er" and "-est" rule.

Adjectives - irregular comparatives and superlatives - Examples

Regular AdjectiveComparative AdjectiveSuperlative Adjective
  • Good
  • Bad
  • Little
  • Many
  • Much
  • Better
  • Worse
  • Less
  • More
  • More
  • Best
  • Worst
  • Least
  • Most
  • Most

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - How to use

The word "than" is used after comparatives.
  • Lisa is a better dancer than Cathy.
  • Cathy's dancing is worse than her singing.
  • She has less experience than the other dancers.

Superlatives are typically accompanied by the word "the".
  • John is the best dancer in the class.
  • Ben is the worst dancer in the competition.
  • He has the least amount of training.

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