# Comparatives and Superlatives

When we compare people, things, or actions, we use different forms of adjectives. These different forms are called positive, comparative, and superlative adjectives.

A positive adjective is the simplest form of an adjective. It is used to describe the quality or characteristic of a person, thing, or action.

For example:

• My cat is cute.
• The book is interesting.
• He is tall.

Comparative adjectives are used to compare two people, things, or actions. They are formed by adding -er to the end of the positive adjective.

For example:

• My cat is cuter than yours.
• The book is more interesting than the movie.
• He is taller than his brother.

Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more people, things, or actions. They are formed by adding -est to the end of the positive adjective.

For example:

• My cat is the cutest of all.
• The book is the most interesting of all.
• He is the tallest of all his friends.

## Exceptions

There are some adjectives that have irregular comparative and superlative forms:

• Good, better, best
• Little, less, least
• Much/many, more, most

Using than and the with comparatives and superlatives When using comparatives and superlatives, we use than and the to show the comparison.

For example:

• The elephant is bigger than the dog. (Comparative)
• The elephant is the biggest animal in the zoo. (Superlative)

### Practice

Let’s practice by filling in the blanks with the correct form of the adjective:

1. The book is (good) ________________ than the movie.
2. That tree is (tall) ________________ than the other one.
3. This is (fun) ________________ game I’ve ever played.
4. She is (smart) ________________ person in the class.
5. My sister is (pretty) ________________ than me.