Examples of Comparative Adjectives

Examples of Comparative Adjectives

Adjectives are words that modify (describe) nouns. Adjectives give the reader more specific information about an object’s color, size, shape, material, and more.

In addition to describing objects, adjectives can also be used to compare two or more nouns. Adjectives have three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative.

Positive Adjectives

Positive adjectives don’t compare anything. These include words like “sunny,” “messy,” or “great” that simply describe an object in its own right.

Comparative Adjectives

Comparative adjectives compare two or more objects by degree. Adjectives like “sunnier,” “messier,” or, “better” are comparative.

Most adjectives can be made comparative by adding –er or –ier to the end. In some cases, adjectives must be preceded by comparative terms like “more” or “less.”

Superlative Adjectives

Superlative adjectives indicate that a noun has the highest degree of the quality being described. Examples include “sunniest,” “messiest,” and “best.”

You can typically make adjectives superlative by adding the ending –est or –iest. Some adjectives must be preceded by the term “most.”

To learn more about comparative adjectives, review WriteLab’s Guide.


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