Comparative adjectives compare two things. Superlative adjectives compare more than two things.
Comparative adjectives compare two things. Adjectives that contain only one syllable or end in "-y" use "-er" to form comparatives. For adjectives ending in "-y", change the "y" to "i" before adding the "-er".
Superlative adjectives compare more than two things. Adjectives that contain only one syllable or end in "-y" use "-est" to form superlatives. For adjectives ending in "-y", change the "y" to "i" before adding "-est".
The word "than" is used after comparatives.
Superlatives are typically accompanied by the word "the".
Directions: Write the correct answer for each blank.
1) Yesterday was a hot
day. Today is __________ than yesterday. Tomorrow will be the __________ day of the week.
2) Samantha is a silly
girl. Josie is the __________ girl in the class. Anna is __________ than Samantha.
3) Joe is a big
boy. Sam is __________ than Joe. Henry is the __________ boy on the team.
4) Rover is a fast
dog. Barney is the __________ dog in the neighborhood, but Spot is __________ than Rover.
5) Today is a sunny
day. Tomorrow will be __________ than today. Friday will be the __________ day of the week.
Directions: Choose the correct answer.
1) I am usually the __________ boy in my class.
2) My new teacher is __________ than my former teacher.
3) She is the __________ girl in my class.
4) The accident was the __________ experience of my life.
5) Walking to school takes __________ than riding the bus.
Quiz 1 Answers
1) hotter, hottest
2) silliest, sillier
3) bigger, biggest
4) fastest, faster
5) sunnier, sunniest
Quiz 2 Answers
1) c. tallest
2) b. nicer
3) c. prettiest
4) c. scariest
5) b. longer