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University of VictoriaIntroduction to IT English
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Comparatives compare two nouns.


The new software is faster than the old one.


Comparatives —

  • add “-er” to the end of adjectives with one syllable.
  • use “more” or “less” before adjectives with more than one syllable.
  • use as + adjective + as for similar nouns.
  • have irregular forms.
  • change words ending in “-y” to “i” and then add “-er”.
  • double consonants if the word ends in consonant + vowel + consonant.
  • add “-er” to the end of two-syllable adjectives ending in “-y”.