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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Examples
Comparatives

 
 

Sentences using comparatives

Adjective

Number of Syllables

Comparative Form

Example Sentence

big

one

big + er = bigger

Jessica is bigger than Michelle.

short

one

short + er = shorter

Mary is shorter than Amy.

happy

two
(hap - py)

happy + er = happier (Change y to i)

Jeff is happier than Paul.

beautiful

three
(beau - ti - ful)

more + beautiful

Gloria is more beautiful than Angela.

good

one

better (irregular)

Peter is better than Robert.