Comparatives vs Superlatives (rules and examples)

Updated: Jun 28

Comparatives- When you compare two things/people. For example, Maria is taller than me (You should always use than)

Superlatives- When comparing more than two things/people


examples for two-syllable words- I'm the tallest in the class (always the before adjective -est ending)


examples for longer words- This is the most interesting thing I've ever heard (least interesting if you want to say the opposite)


Irregular adjectives/adverbs

Adjective/Adverb Comparative Superlative

good/well better best

bad/badly worse worst

far farther, further farthest, the furthest

little less least

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