What are irregular adjectives?
This post was written to help you understand what they are and how they are formed.
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Comparatives and Superlatives
You might remember, we form the comparative and superlative or regular adjectives by adding -er and -est.
Tall – taller – The tallest
Low – lower – The lowest
High – higher – The highest
The comparative and superlative of irregular adjectives are different.
Irregular adjectives - comparatives
We will now take a look at the comparatives of the irregular adjectives: Good, bad, far, little, many.
Good – better than
Bad – worse than
Far – further than
Little – less than
Many – more than
Messi is better than me at football.
You have £10 and I have £20. I have more money than you.
France is further from Ireland than England.
Irregular adjectives - superlatives
Let’s use the same adjectives, but this time to make superlatives.
Good – The best
Bad – The worst
Far – The furthest
Little – The least
Many – The most
I have £100, you have £50 and Mark has £20. Mark has the least money.
Of France, Greece, and Japan, Japan is the furthest from Ireland.
Some people say that Maradona was the best football player in the world.
Use comparatives or superlatives of the adjectives to make sentences
Example: Andrew has got 2 phones. His sister has 3 phones
Answer: Andrew has less phones than his sister.
- John is ok at painting. Marina is excellent.
- China is not far from Japan. The UK is far from Japan. Ireland is very far from Japan
- I drink one cup of tea a day. Simon drinks 2 and Donald drinks 3.
Choose the correct answer to complete the sentences.