Comparative adjectives are used to compare people and things. (Use ‘than’ to compare)

Example:                 My car is faster than his.

We can also compare something as equal or not equal using as...as

Example:                 My car is as fast as a mini.

                              My car is not as fast as a Ferrari.

Adjective

Comparative

Information

Short

Shorter

One syllable – er

Big

Bigger

Vowel + consonant – double   consonant

Busy

Busier

-y ending change to –ier

Dangerous

More dangerous

Two or more syllables – more +   adjective

Good

Better

Irregular

Bad

Worse

Irregular

Far

Further

irregular

Adverbs

Adverb

Comparative

Information

Quickly

More quickly (+)

Regular

Slowly

Less slowly (-)

Regular

Hard

Harder

Irregular

Well

Better

Irregular

Badly

Worse

irregular

Adverbs are used to compare action. (Use ‘than’ to compare)

Example:                 Learning Chinese is harder than English.